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What is the most accurate and useful way to measure national poverty levels? What options does the U.S. government have for balancing the federal budget? And how can we educate people in ways that help them become versatile and innovative thinkers? Research in economics, education, and the social sciences can help answer questions such as these and aid decision-makers in shaping fiscal and economic policies and preparing a competitive work force.  See also:

Current Projects
   

The Science of Team Science

The NRC is conducting a consensus staudy on the science of team science to recommend opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of collaborative research in science teams, research centers, and institutes.....

 
Long-Run Macro-Economic Effects of the Aging Population: Phase II
This study will build on the recently completed first phase of the NRC study, whose report entitled Aging and the Macroeconomy: Long-term Implications of an Older Population was published in December 2012. The proposed study in Phase II will incorporate quantitative modeling and projections where possible so as to develop new insights about the long-run macroeconomic effects of the aging U.S. population.
   
Reports
   
FAA Safety cover Assessment of Staffing Needs of Systems Specialists in Aviation (BOHSI)
2013

This report makes comment on developing a staffing model for the 6,100 workers that maintain the National Airspace System. The committee evaluates the current staffing models and then provides variables that should be included in a model that the Federal Aviation Administration will build to predict the future number of Airway Transportation System Specialists.

   
MineSafety cover Improving Self-Escape from Underground Coal Mines (BOHSI)
2013

Although recent advances in mining research and practices have improved the safety and health of underground coal miners and extensive rescue strategies are in place, more coordinated planning and training are needed to better prepare miners to escape in the event of a mine emergency.
   
Compensation Data cover Collecting Compensation Data from Employers (CNSTAT)
2013

A recent bill in Congress would have required the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to mandate that employers provide information on pay by race, gender, and national origin of employees. This report concludes that this would have been a significant undertaking for EEOC. The report says that EEOC should prepare a comprehensive plan for the use of earnings data, and then initiate a pilot study to test the plan and its data collection methods.
   
Education for Life cover Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century (BOTA)
2013

This report clarifies the meaning of the terms "21st century skills" and "deeper learning", examines evidence on links between these skills and positive adult outcomes, outlines teaching methods that support the development of transferable knowledge and skills, assess the degree to which current standards documents support deeper learning, and recommends future steps for policy and research.
   
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Aging and the Macroeconomy: Long-Term Implications of an Older Population (CPOP)

2012 

 

This report presents the fundamental factors driving the aging of the U.S. population, as well as its societal implications and likely long-term macroeconomic effects in a global context. Read more

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Measuring What We Spend: Toward a New Consumer Expenditure Survey  (CNSTAT)
2013

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


Community Colleges in the Evolving STEM Education Landscape: Summary of a Summit  (BHEW,BLS,BOSE)
2012

The National Research Council (NRC) and National Academy of Engineering (NAE) have released a new report, Community Colleges in the Evolving STEM Education Landscape: Summary of a Summit. Based on a... Read more


Improving Measures of Science, Technology, and Innovation: Interim Report  (CNSTAT,STEP)
2012

The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES), at the U.S. National Foundation, is 1 of 14 major statistical agencies in the federal government, of which at least 5 collect... Read more


Budgeting for Immigration Enforcement: A Path to Better Performance  (CLAJ)
2011

Immigration enforcement is carried out by a complex legal and administrative system, operating under frequently changing legislative mandates and policy guidance, with authority and funding spread... Read more


Assessing 21st Century Skills: Summary of a Workshop  (BOTA)
2011

The routine jobs of yesterday are being replaced by technology and/or shipped off-shore. In their place, job categories that require knowledge management, abstract reasoning, and personal services... Read more


The Effects of Commuting on Pilot Fatigue  (BOHSI)
2011

Nearly everyone experiences fatigue, but some professions--such as aviation, medicine and the military--demand alert, precise, rapid, and well-informed decision making and communication with little... Read more


Assessing the Impact of Severe Economic Recession on the Elderly: Summary of a Workshop  (CPOP)
2011

The economic crisis that began in 2008 has had a significant impact on the well-being of certain segments of the population and its disruptive effects can be expected to last well into the future. The... Read more


Issues in Commuting and Pilot Fatigue:Interim Report  (BOHSI)
2011

The potential for fatigue to negatively affect human performance is well established. Concern about this potential in the aviation context extends back decades, with both airlines and pilots agreeing... Read more


Databases for Estimating Health Insurance Coverage for Children: A Workshop Summary  (CNSTAT)
2010

This report summarizes the proceedings of a workshop convened in June 2010 to critically examine the various databases that could provide national and state-level estimates of low-income uninsured... Read more


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