Course Descriptions

HS 324A — Social Experimentation in Child, Youth and Family Policymaking

Builds the skills necessary to critically assess the policy content, design, results and recommendations of (quasi) experimental research that examines the effects of social policies aimed at improving the lives of vulnerable children, youth and families. The focus is on providing a graduate-level introduction to the use of social experimentation methods in policy research. We examine four substantive policy areas as case studies: (1) early childhood education; (2) home visitation; (3) income incentives and supplements; and (4) housing. Usually offered every year.
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