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Unformatted text preview: Introduction to Policy Analysis 19% of drivers text message when driving 37% of drivers 18-27 text message while driving Texting while driving increases the probability of an accident four-fold 80% of drivers report talking on the phone while driving Is there a good case for banning texting while driving? Would the bans be effective? Should the bans be extended to all cell phone use? Only hand held devices? What information would you need before you could come to a conclusion about this issue? And, what about other distractions while driving? What about these behaviors? So, what will be learning in PAM 2300? Goals of the Course: First scientific methods as they are applied in the public arena basic concepts and processes underlying policy analysis Then .Application of Policy Analysis Methods to Specific Policy Areas Social Welfare Policy Spiraling cost of Social Security The Social Security trust fund Saving Social Security Failing schools School Choice Accountability The social impact of immigration policy...
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