Friday, November 21, 2014 
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New Directions in the Sociology of Aging  (CPOP)

The aging of the population of the United States is occurring at a time of major economic and social changes. These economic changes include consideration of increases in the age of eligibility for... Read more

Research Opportunities Concerning the Causes and Consequences of Child Food Insecurity and Hunger: A Workshop Summary  (CNSTAT,FNB,IOM)

Section 141 of The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 20101 provides funding for a research program on the causes and consequences of childhood hunger and food insecurity, and the characteristics of... Read more

Subjective Well-Being: Measuring Happiness, Suffering, and Other Dimensions of Experience  (CNSTAT)

Subjective well-being refers to how people experience and evaluate their lives and specific domains and activities in their lives. This information has already proven valuable to researchers, who have... Read more

Developing New National Data on Social Mobility: A Workshop Summary  (CPOP,CNSTAT)

Developing New National Data on Social Mobility summarizes a workshop convened in June 2013 to consider options for a design for a new national survey on social mobility. The workshop was sponsored ... Read more

Capturing Change in Science, Technology, and Innovation: Improving Indicators to Inform Policy  (CNSTAT,STEP)

Since the 1950s, under congressional mandate, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) - through its National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) and predecessor agencies - has... Read more

Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States  (BOCYF,CLAJ,IOM)

Every day in the United States, children and adolescents are victims of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. Despite the serious and long-term consequences for victims as well as their... Read more

Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence  (EO,CLAJ)

In 2010, more than 105,000 people were injured or killed in the United States as the result of a firearm-related incident. Recent, highly publicized, tragic mass shootings in Newtown, CT; Aurora, CO;... Read more

Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Young Adults: Workshop Summary  (BOCYF,IOM)

Young adults are at a significant and pivotal time of life. They may seek higher education, launch their work lives, develop personal relationships and healthy habits, and pursue other endeavors that... Read more

Nonresponse in Social Science Surveys: A Research Agenda  (CNSTAT)

For many household surveys in the United States, responses rates have been steadily declining for at least the past two decades. A similar decline in survey response can be observed in all wealthy... Read more

An Update on Research Issues in the Assessment of Birth Settings: Workshop Summary  (BOCYF,IOM)

More than 30 years ago, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Research Council (NRC) convened a committee to determine methodologies and research needed to evaluate childbirth settings in... Read more

Leveraging Action to Support Dissemination of Pregnancy Weight Gain Guidelines: Workshop Summary  (BOCYF,FNB,IOM)

Since 1990, when the last guidelines for weight gain during pregnancy were issued, the average body weight of women entering their childbearing years has increased considerably, with a greater... Read more

New Directions in Assessing Performance Potential of Individuals and Groups: Workshop Summary  (BBCSS)

As an all-volunteer service accepting applications from nearly 400,000 potential recruits annually from across the U.S. population, the U.S. military must accurately and efficiently assess the... Read more

Design of the National Children's Study: A Workshop Summary  (CNSTAT,BOCYF,IOM)

The Children's Health Act mandated the National Children's Study (NCS) in 2000 with one of its purposes being to authorize the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to study... Read more

Proposed Revisions to the Common Rule: Perspectives of Social and Behavioral Scientists: Workshop Summary  (BBCSS)

On July 26, 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) with the purpose of soliciting comments on how current regulations for... Read more

Nutrition Education in the K-12 Curriculum: The Role of National Standards: Workshop Summary  (FNB,BOCYF)

The childhood obesity epidemic and related health consequences are urgent public health problems. Approximately one-third of America's young people are overweight or obese. Health problems once seen... Read more

Health and Incarceration: A Workshop Summary  (CLAJ,BSP,IOM)

Over the past four decades, the rate of incarceration in the United States has skyrocketed to unprecedented heights, both historically and in comparison to that of other developed nations. At far... Read more

Assessment of Staffing Needs of Systems Specialists in Aviation  (BOHSI)

Within the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Airway Transportation System Specialists ATSS) maintain and certify the equipment in the National Airspace System (NAS).In fiscal year 2012,... Read more

Fostering Independence, Participation, and Healthy Aging Through Technology: Workshop Summary  (HSP)

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Research Council (NRC) have had prominent roles in discussions of aging, disability, and technology for decades. In 1978, Aging and Medical Education... Read more

Evaluation of PEPFAR  (BGH,BOCYF)

The U.S. government supports programs to combat global HIV/AIDS through an initiative that is known as the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). This initiative was originally... Read more

Improving Self-Escape from Underground Coal Mines  (BOHSI)

Coal mine disasters in the United States are relatively rare events; many of the roughly 50,000 miners underground will never have to evacuate a mine in an emergency during their careers. However, for... Read more

Reforming Juvenile Justice: A Developmental Approach  (CLAJ)

Adolescence is a distinct, yet transient, period of development between childhood and adulthood characterized by increased experimentation and risk-taking, a tendency to discount long-term... Read more

Principles and Practices for a Federal Statistical Agency: Fifth Edition  (CNSTAT)

Publicly available statistics from government agencies that are credible, relevant, accurate, and timely are essential for policy makers, individuals, households, businesses, academic institutions,... Read more

Who Are These People?: A Guide for Child Care Professionals  (SEM)

The English Language version of this booklet is out of print, though it is still available as a free PDF. Should you prefer hard copies (at least 500+), we can provide a price quote for printing... Read more

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Examining the Evidence to Define Benefit Adequacy  (CNSTAT,FNB)

For many Americans who live at or below the poverty threshold, access to healthy foods at a reasonable price is a challenge that often places a strain on already limited resources and may compel them... Read more

A Review of the Draft 2013 National Climate Assessment  (BASC,BECS)

As mandated by the Global Change Research Act (GCRA), the U.S. Global Change Research Program is currently producing a "National Climate Assessment" (NCA). The NCA is a report to inform the President,... Read more

Monitoring Progress Toward Successful K-12 STEM Education: A Nation Advancing?  (BOSE,BOTA)

Following a 2011 report by the National Research Council (NRC) on successful K-12 education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), Congress asked the National Science Foundation... Read more

National Patterns of R&D Resources: Future Directions for Content and Methods: Summary of a Workshop  (CNSTAT)

Statistics on research and development (R&D) are important indicators of innovation, the transfer of ideas and knowledge, which in turn are key drivers of economic growth and R&D expenditures are one... Read more

U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health  (CPOP,BPH)

The United States is among the wealthiest nations in the world, but it is far from the healthiest. Although life expectancy and survival rates in the United States have improved dramatically over the... Read more

Collecting Compensation Data from Employers  (CNSTAT)

U.S. agencies with responsibilities for enforcing equal employment opportunity laws have long relied on detailed information that is obtained from employers on employment in job groups by gender and... Read more

Estimating Illegal Entries at the U.S.-Mexico Border  (CNSTAT)

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for securing and managing the nation's borders. Over the past decade, DHS has dramatically stepped up its enforcement efforts at the... Read more

Benefits, Burdens, and Prospects of the American Community Survey: Summary of a Workshop  (CNSTAT)

In June 2012, the Committee on National Statistics (sponsored by the U.S. Census Bureau) convened a Workshop on the Benefits (and Burdens) of the American Community Survey (ACS)---the detailed... Read more

Measuring What We Spend: Toward a New Consumer Expenditure Survey  (CNSTAT)

The Consumer Expenditure (CE) surveys are the only source of information on the complete range of consumers' expenditures and incomes in the United States, as well as the characteristics of those... Read more

Climate and Social Stress: Implications for Security Analysis  (BECS)

Climate change can reasonably be expected to increase the frequency and intensity of a variety of potentially disruptive environmental events--slowly at first, but then more quickly. It is prudent to... Read more

Medical Care Economic Risk: Measuring Financial Vulnerability from Spending on Medical Care  (CNSTAT,HCS)

The United States has seen major advances in medical care during the past decades, but access to care at an affordable cost is not universal. Many Americans lack health care insurance of any kind, and... Read more

Guidelines on Weight Gain and Pregnancy (Bundle of 10)  (FNB,BOCYF)

Being healthy is a topic that is on everyone's mind these days. If you are pregnant or may become pregnant in the future, it's really important. In 2009, the Institute of Medicine and the National... Read more

Implementing Guidelines on Weight Gain and Pregnancy (Bundle of 10)  (FNB,BOCYF)

Being healthy is a topic that is on everyone's mind these days. If you are pregnant or may become pregnant in the future, it's really important. In 2009, the Institute of Medicine and the National... Read more

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