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Running head: POLICY OUTCOME 1Assignment 3: Policy OutcomesPAD-520 Policy Analysis and Program EvaluationDr. Rick HumphressStrayer UniversityNovember 20, 2018
POLICY OUTCOME 2Policy Outcomes1.Construct constitutive and operational definitions In constitutive definition, one defines a construct by showing its relationship with other constructs. On the other hand, an operational definition involves assigning meaning to a construct by specifying the activities that are necessary to measure it. The following are the construct constitutive and operational definitions of the listed three actions and outcome variables:a.Program expenditureConstitutive definition: program expenditure includes the amount of money that a program consumes. Operational definition: program expenditure is the is the total cost of a program or project b.Equality of Education opportunityConstitutive definition: equality of Education opportunity involves affording everyone equal chances to access education. Operational definition: equality of education opportunityc.Energy consumptionConstitutive definition: energy consumption includes the amount of energy or power that is used. Operational definition: energy consumption is obtained by summing up the amount ofenergy that is used.
POLICY OUTCOME 32.Policy problemsPolicy problems are issues that need to be addressed by policy. Policymakers usually focus on solving these issues. From the list, the three policy problems that I have identified the crime, illegal immigration, and poverty. Crime occurs when individuals commit crimes that contrary to or are against the law. Government actions need to be directed towards how to address crime and reduce their occurrence. One indicator that crime is being solved by government action is the measurement of the rates of crime. A reduction in the rates of crime indicates that the problem is being solved by government action. On the other hand, an increase in crime