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Simulation of means testing benefit schemes showing beneficial effects on poverty and income inequality. Validated with data from a field experiment in Yucatan, Mexico, the simulations provide a good forecast of observed effects in the experiment.
This paper assesses the representativeness of the low-income population in the HRS by using matched SSA administrative data on earnings & beneficiary payments, comparing the resulting distributions to marginal distributions directly from SSA records.
This paper investigates the potential for selection bias, to assess whether restricting cohort studies based on prior enrollment created a cohort with a different risk of cancer or death than the full enrollee population.
Jun 28, 2017
Eric A. Johnson, Carolyn M. Rutter, Aruna Kamineni, Karen J. Wernli, Jessica Chubak
This report evaluates the role of travel/tourism in California's economy. It uses data on California tourism and California's labor force to provide insight about who works in tourism in California and how these individuals' careers evolve.
Jun 27, 2017
Matthew Baird, Edward G. Keating, Olena Bogdan, Adam Resnick
This Perspective reviews the history and recent developments related to the use of lead in Pittsburgh's water system and the costs, regulatory barriers, and feasibility of the policy options for remediation under consideration by decisionmakers.
Jun 27, 2017
Linnea Warren May, Jordan R. Fischbach, Michele Abbott
This paper examines various aspects of the use of bibliometric information by members of award selection panels, based on interviews with ten panel members from three NIHR panels, alongside analysis of the information provided to those panels.
The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) may benefit Medicare beneficiaries receiving care at federally qualified health centers; however certain PCMH capabilities, including identifying high-risk patients, effectively using care plans, and supporting self-care, may be particularly difficult for the centers to develop.
Jun 27, 2017
Justin W. Timbie, Peter Hussey, Claude Messan Setodji, Amii Kress, Rosalie Malsberger, Tara Lavelle, Mark W. Friedberg, Katherine L. Kahn
Workers' compensation fraud costs insurers and businesses billions of dollars each year nationwide. This report focuses on the intentional manipulation of rules and procedures by providers of health care services and supplies.
This report contains an independent evaluation of the Federally Qualified Health Center Advanced Primary Care Practice Demonstration for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.
Jun 26, 2017
Katherine L. Kahn, Justin W. Timbie, Mark W. Friedberg, Peter Mendel, Liisa Hiatt, Emily K. Chen, Amii Kress, Christine Buttorff, Tara Lavelle, Beverly A. Weidmer, Harold D. Green, Mallika Kommareddi, Rosalie Malsberger, Aaron Kofner, Afshin Rastegar, Claude Messan Setodji
This report provides a strategic view of the analytical capabilities that are needed by the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center to allocate resources to and assess the performance of installation and mission support activities.
Jun 23, 2017
Patrick Mills, Robert S. Tripp, James Leftwich, John G. Drew, Jerry Sollinger, Robert G. DeFeo
Researchers examined school choice outcomes in New Orleans following 2005's Hurricane Katrina, including exit patterns of students across sectors and school types in New Orleans and the destination schools of mobile students.
To help the Department of State mature its enterprisewide lessons-learned capabilities, this report explores best practices across fields of organizational theory and within both public and private organizations.
Jun 21, 2017
Dwayne M. Butler, Angelena Bohman, Christina Bartol Burnett, Julia A. Thompson, Amanda Kadlec, Larry Hanauer
From Vietnam in the 1960s to Afghanistan in this decade, James Dobbins was on the frontlines of American diplomacy and worked to advance U.S. national interests in some of the world's most difficult and troubled arenas.
This report presents an approach for understanding the district resources and expenditures required to prepare, hire, evaluate, develop, and support school leaders and provides estimates of those resources and expenditures.
Jun 20, 2017
Julia H. Kaufman, Susan M. Gates, Melody Harvey, Yanlin Wang, Mark Kevin Barrett
This report examines the impact of renewed tension between NATO and Russia on key allies and partners in central and northeastern Europe to identify how changes in their interests, strategies, and capabilities affect U.S. partnering in the region.
Jun 20, 2017
Christopher S. Chivvis, Raphael S. Cohen, Bryan Frederick, Daniel S. Hamilton, F. Stephen Larrabee, Bonny Lin
This research takes a mixed-methods approach to examine the effects of military education benefit programs on recruiting and retention-related outcomes, and to assess how the two largest education benefits may work together.
Jun 19, 2017
Jennie W. Wenger, Trey Miller, Matthew Baird, Peter Buryk, Lindsay Daugherty, Marlon Graf, Simon Hollands, Salar Jahedi, Douglas Yeung