Policy Research and Analysis Paper: 30 points
- Select a family policy or social problem in need of policy attention.
- Review the literature relevant to your topic to identify the historical, social, and political issues which might impact your policy topic (e.g., political movements, social trends, philosophies).
- Provide a description of the policy and activities associated with it and consider the impact of the policy on families (e.g., consider the intended and unintended consequences of your chosen policy for family functioning and wellbeing).
- Use the evaluation tools and family policy impact questions provided in class as a framework for conducting this analysis.
- Your paper should be typed, double-spaced (using 12-point font) and up to a maximum of 15 pages in length (including title page, abstract, and references).
- You are required to use a minimum of 10 professional sources (e.g., refereed journal articles, chapters from edited volumes)
See the syllabus for a complete description of this and other projects.