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Understanding Older Drivers: An Examination of Medical Conditions, Medication Use, and Travel Behavior (Research Report)
Sandra Rosenbloom, Robert Santos

Almost 90% of people 65 and older are drivers. While older people are among the safest on the road they are more likely to use multiple medications which could interfere with driving safely. This report provides baseline information on the relationship between medical conditions, medication use, and the travel behavior of older drivers from two large national data bases: the 2009 National Household Travel Survey and the 2011 National Health and Aging Trends Study. We found that most older drivers take multiple medications and drive frequently but also self-regulate their behavior in important ways that reduce crash risk.

Posted to Web: July 15, 2014Publication Date: April 01, 2014

Housing Discrimination against Racial and Ethnic Minorities 2012: Full Report (Research Report)
Margery Austin Turner, Robert Santos, Diane K. Levy, Douglas A. Wissoker, Claudia Aranda, Rob Pitingolo

The Department of Housing and Urban Development, in partnership with the Urban Institute, has released its 2012 Housing Discrimination Study: Housing Discrimination Against Racial and Ethnic Minorities. The study's findings confirm a hard truth: that America's long journey to end housing discrimination remains unfinished. Real estate agents and rental housing providers recommend and show fewer available homes and apartments to minorities than equally qualified whites.

Posted to Web: June 11, 2013Publication Date: June 11, 2013

Housing Discrimination against Racial and Ethnic Minorities 2012: Executive Summary (Summary)
Margery Austin Turner, Robert Santos, Diane K. Levy, Douglas A. Wissoker, Claudia Aranda, Rob Pitingolo

The Department of Housing and Urban Development, in partnership with the Urban Institute, has released its 2012 Housing Discrimination Study: Housing Discrimination Against Racial and Ethnic Minorities. The study's findings confirm a hard truth: that America's long journey to end housing discrimination remains unfinished. Real estate agents and rental housing providers recommend and show fewer available homes and apartments to minorities than equally qualified whites.

Posted to Web: June 11, 2013Publication Date: June 11, 2013

Developing Subannual Estimates of Health Insurance Coverage from the American Community Survey: Challenges and Promising Next Steps (Research Report)
Robert Santos, Sharon K. Long, Dean Resnick, Douglas A. Wissoker, Genevieve M. Kenney, Kathleen Call

Following the introduction of a question on health insurance coverage in 2008, the American Community Survey (ACS) has increasingly been used as a source for state-level health insurance estimates. This reflects a number of key advantages of the ACS, including a survey design that supports state representative estimates for all states and the large size of its sample. As a result, the ACS yields relatively precise state-level estimates of annual health insurance coverage. This paper explores the feasibility of expanding the value of the ACS for tracking health insurance coverage by generating subannual estimates.

Posted to Web: April 17, 2013Publication Date: April 17, 2013

Thumbs Off the Scale: Evidence-Based Studies of the Impacts of Immigration (Commentary)
Juan Pedroza, Robert Santos, Molly M. Scott

Immigration policy and reform debates test our ability to think about what's at stake when we open (and close) our doors to a diverse range of newcomers, and how ongoing immigration affects our future. As the debate on how immigrant workers and families continue to reshape the country gathers steam, the public is often misled about the challenges and opportunities stemming from policies about who can come to (and stay in) the US.

Posted to Web: August 06, 2010Publication Date: August 05, 2010

Facing Our Future: Children in the Aftermath of Immigration Enforcement (Research Report)
Ajay Chaudry, Randolph Capps, Juan Pedroza, Rosa Maria Castaneda, Robert Santos, Molly M. Scott

This report examines the consequences of parental arrest, detention, and deportation on 190 children in 85 families in six locations, providing in-depth details on parent-child separations, economic hardships, and children's well-being. The contentious immigration debates around the country mostly revolve around illegal immigration. Less visible have been the 5.5 million children with unauthorized parents, almost three-quarters of whom are U.S.-born citizens. Over several years, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) intensified enforcement activities through large-scale worksite arrests, home arrests, and arrests by local law enforcement. The report provides recommendations for stakeholders to mitigate the harmful effects of immigration enforcement on children.

Posted to Web: February 02, 2010Publication Date: February 02, 2010

Paying the Price: The Impact of Immigration Raids on America's Children (Discussion Papers)
Randolph Capps, Rosa Maria Castaneda, Ajay Chaudry, Robert Santos

Over the past year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has intensified immigration enforcement activities by conducting several large-scale worksite raids across the country. From an in-depth study of three communities—Greeley, CO, Grand Island, NE and New Bedford, MA—this report details the impact of these worksite raids on the well-being of children. The report provides detailed recommendations to a variety of stakeholders to help mitigate the harmful effects of worksite raids on children.

Posted to Web: October 31, 2007Publication Date: October 31, 2007

 

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