Selected Foundation-Supported Products
A number of foundations contribute to our work
In the Nation's Compelling
Interest: Ensuring Diversity in the Health Care Workforce
Youth, Pornography, and the Internet
The Internet has changed the way we access the world. Anyone who can use the technology, even a child, can now access an enormous array of material, including educational links, sports info, chat rooms—and pornography. Youth, Pornography, and the Internet examines how we can protect our children without losing the many positive features of the Internet.
Health Literacy: Prescription to End Confusion examines the body of knowledge that applies to the field of health literacy, and recommends actions to promote a health literate society. By examining the extent of limited health literacy and the ways to improve it, we can improve the health of individuals and populations.
Insuring health series:
Children, health insurance and access to care:
The impact of medical errors and the potential to improve the quality of care:
Care for the dying:
Investing in public health:
The design of welfare programs in an era of reform and devolution to
the states must take into account the likely effects of programs on demographic
behavior. Most research on welfare in the past has examined labor market
issues, although there have also been some important evaluations of the
effects of the Aid to Families with Dependent Children Program on out-of-wedlock
childbearing. Much less information is available on other issues equally
central to the debate, including effects on abortion decisions, marriage
and divorce, intrafamily relations, household formation, and living arrangements.
This volume of papers contains reviews and syntheses of existing evidence
bearing on the demographic impacts of welfare and ideas for how to evaluate
new state-level reforms.
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