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Evaluation of federal social programs

Sar A. Levitan


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Evaluation of Federal Social Programs: An Uncertain Impact Paperback – November 1, See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Paperback, November 1, "Please retry" — Format: Paperback. Given the multitude of confounding factors that may influence the performance of social programs, the larger the size of the evaluation, the more likely that the federal social program will be.

The evaluation of federal social programs, using scientific techniques, offers policymakers and the public ample opportunities to learn about the effectiveness of government programs.

Despite the. Why and when rigorous social impact evaluation is needed; Common pitfalls of evaluation designs and why randomization helps. Key components of a well-designed randomized evaluation. Alternative techniques for incorporating randomization into project design.

How to measure outcomes, manage data and determine the appropriate sample size. Evaluating Social Programs and Problems is a valuable resource and should be considered required reading for practicing evaluators, evaluators-in-training, scholars and teachers of evaluation and research methods, and other professionals interested in improving social problem-solving efforts in the new : $ Social programs in the United States are welfare programs designed to ensure that the basic needs of the American population are met.

Federal and state welfare programs include cash assistance, healthcare and medical provisions, food assistance, housing subsidies, energy and utilities subsidies, education and childcare assistance, and subsidies and assistance for other basic services.

In Ron Haskin's new book, Show Me the Evidence, he argues that the last six years have seen the most impressive expansion of evidence-based policy in the history of federal social programs and. Program Evaluation for Social Workers Foundations of Evidence-Based Programs. Eighth edition.

Richard M. Grinnell, Peter A. Gabor, and Yvonne A. Unrau. Discusses the application of evaluation methods in real-life social service programs rather than in artificial settings.

Disability Evaluation Under Social Security has been specially prepared to provide physicians and other health professionals with an understanding of the disability programs administered by the Social Security Administration. It explains how each program works, and the kinds of information a health.

Effective program evaluation is a systematic way to improve and account for public health actions by involving procedures that are useful, feasible, ethical, and accurate.

The Framework for Evaluation in Public Health [1] guides public health professionals in their use of program evaluation. It is a practical, nonprescriptive tool, designed to. Evaluation of Federal Social Programs: An Uncertain Impact.

Occasional Paper Levitan, Sar A. This paper explores the impact that the evaluation industry has had on the development and implementation of social policy and programs, primarily as carried out by the U.S.

Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services. In addition, major. on some object. In this book, we use evaluation in a more restricted sense, as program evaluation or interchangeably as evaluation research, defined as a social science activity directed at collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and communicating information about the workings and effectiveness of social programs.

Evaluations are conducted for a. This book provides a comprehensive review of the available techniques for monitoring and evaluating social programs. Specifically the book discusses: (a) methods of evaluating social and economic projects; (b) methods for participatory and rapid assessment; (c) quasi-experimental designs; and (d) the relationship between qualitative and.

Guide for the Evaluation of Program Specialist Positions TS October This guide is for use in the grade-level evaluation of professional and highly technical positions which involve the development, evaluation, and promotion of social welfare, social insurance.

tant class of federal programs. I then describe and critically assess current practice in evaluating such programs. The article concludes with recommendations for improving evaluation practice. Schematic of a federal social welfare program Figure 1 outlines a typical federal social welfare program.

" The updated version of this extraordinary book comes at critical time—the culture and interest in evaluation is growing and needs to be supported with good technical work. Impact Evaluation in Practice is an essential resource for evaluators, social programs, ministries, and others committed to making decisions using good evidence.

Blind. These programs supplemented the incomes of persons who were either ineligible for Social Security (Old-Age and Survivors Insurance) or whose benefits could not provide a basic living.

The intent of Federal participation was to encourage States to adopt such programs. The law established other Federal grants to enable States to.

of programs to improve the economic and social well-being of children and families. In collaboration with ACF program offices and others, OPRE is responsible for performance management for ACF, conducts research and policy analyses, and develops and oversees research and evaluation projects to assess program.

Program Description: CIGIE developed the Guide for Conducting Peer Reviews of Inspection and Evaluation Organizations of Federal Offices of Inspector General (CIGIE I&E Peer Review Guide) to help ensure member compliance with Quality Standards for Inspection and Evaluation (Blue Book).

This overview-level training program highlights the key aspects of the CIGIE Guide and is delivered to. PART THREE: ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL POLICIES AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS USING BASIC CONCEPTS AND EVALUATION CRITERIA: AN EXAMPLE.

Chapter 9: An Example of Social Policy and Social Program Analysis: Selected Features of Federal Child Welfare Legislation since Concerned with Child Abuse. Notes. Photo Credits. Index. Evaluation Roles and Responsibilities. Evaluation plays a key role in supporting government commitments for ensuring the value for money of its programs.

Evaluation is led by federal department and agency deputy heads and supports policy and program improvement, expenditure management, proposals to Cabinet and public reporting.J-PAL offers an interactive online version of its in-person Executive Education course. This is a self-paced course that covers the same material as the conventional on-site version and is hosted on MIT’s edX platform.

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