Staff of the Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT) and the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (DBASSE) provided important support and assistance to the panel. Gooloo S. Wunderlich, study director, was responsible for organizing the workshop and the meetings of the panel, preparing the summary of the workshop presentations and discussions, getting the background papers commissioned, drafting large portions of the report based on the reviews prepared by the panel members, and responding to the many comments from the reviewers on behalf of the panel. Jacqui Sovde provided administrative support. We gratefully acknowledge the important role of Constance F. Citro, director of CNSTAT, for providing guidance and support throughout the study and in the preparation of this report. Christine McShane, DBASSE senior editor, provided editing advice, and Alisa Decatur provided advice on references. Yvonne Wise, DBASSE production editor, processed the report through the final production, and Kirsten Sampson-Snyder, DBASSE senior report review officer, efficiently shepherded the report through the report review process.
This report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the Report Review Committee of the National Research Council (NRC). The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process.
We thank the following individuals for their review of this report: Greg J. Duncan, Department of Education, University of California, Irvine; Jonathan H. Gruber, Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Gerald F. Kominsky, Department of Health Services, University of California, Los Angeles, Fielding School of Public Health; Charles E. Phelps, University Professor and Provost Emeritus, University of Rochester; Timothy M. Smeeding, Institute for Research on Poverty, Robert M. LaFollette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin–Madison; Laura Wheaton, Income and Benefits Policy Center, The Urban Institute; Gary J. Young, Center for Health Policy and Health Care Research, Northeastern University; Alan M. Zaslavsky, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School; and Julie Zissimopoulos, Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy, University of Southern California.
Although the reviewers listed above provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the content of the report nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Melvin Worth, senior Institute