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GUIDELINES - Policy Paper (General)

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San Jose State University Social Work 204: Social Policy Analysis Instructor: Amy D’Andrade Spring 2010 GUIDELINES: Policy Analysis (Assignment #1) GENERAL GUIDELINES The objective of this assignment is for students to apply new policy analysis concepts learned in class to the analysis and development of policy ideas. Students will do this by analyzing a social problem; describing the context, content and implementation of a current social welfare policy designed to address that social problem; analyzing the policy’s effectiveness in addressing the social problem; and considering and proposing other policy alternatives. The paper should be about 8 pages in length, not including the title page, references, or appendices. It is worth 30 points out of the total 100 points for the class. In addition to introductory and conclusion sections, the required components of this paper are: Problem Analysis Describe a current social welfare problem and its scope and current impact on society.
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Unformatted text preview: (2-3 pp; see separate instructions). Policy Description Identify and describe a current social welfare policy response to your problem. This could be at the local, state or federal level. The description should include the mission, goals, and objectives of the policy, and the goals, benefits, eligibility, delivery/administration, and financing of this service or program (2-3 pp; see separate instructions). Policy Analysis Evaluate the merits of the policy. Include a description of the criteria you will be using to analyze the policy (Two criteria at minimum, and you must use at least one of the following: adequacy, equity, or efficiency). Close with an overall assessment of the policy and recommendation. Your evaluation should be supported by research, outcome data, or expert opinion (3-4 pp; see separate instructions). LENGTH: About 8 pages, excluding title page, references, or any appendices. DUE Week 11: 4/6/10 (Tuesday class); 4/8/10 (Thursday class)...
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