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Show me the evidence : Obama's fight for rigor and evidence in social policy

Author: Ron Haskins; Greg Margolis
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Describes development and implementation of six evidence-based social policy initiatives undertaken by the Obama administration--spanning areas such as education, teen pregnancy, employment and training, and health--that led to effective ways in the use of social science evidence to guide federal policymaking and the operation of federal grant programs"--
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Named Person: Barack Obama; Barack Obama; Barack Obama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Haskins; Greg Margolis
ISBN: 9780815725718 081572571X
OCLC Number: 893316940
Description: xiv, 319 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The Obama strategy for attacking social problems – The maternal, infant, and early childhood home visiting initiative --
The teen pregnancy prevention initiative—The investing in innovation initiative – The social innovation fund initiative --
The workforce innovation fund initiative – The trade adjustment assistance community college and career training initiative --
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Tells the story of how the Obama administration planned and enacted several initiatives to fund social programs based on rigorous evidence of success and thereby created a fundamental change in the  Read more...

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