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

Author: Ron Haskins; Greg Margolis
Publisher: Washington : Brookings Institution Press, 2014.
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The first comprehensive history of the Obama administration's evidence-based initiatives. From its earliest days, the Obama administration planned and enacted several initiatives to fund social programs based on rigorous evidence of success. Ron Haskins and Greg Margolis tell the story of six-spanning preschool and K-12 education, teen pregnancy, employment and training, health, and community-based programs. Readers  Read more...
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Haskins, Ron.
Show Me the Evidence : Obama's Fight for Rigor and Results in Social Policy.
Washington : Brookings Institution Press, ©2014
Named Person: Barack Obama; Barack Obama
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Haskins; Greg Margolis
ISBN: 9780815725701 0815725701
OCLC Number: 897069764
Description: 1 online resource (337 pages)
Contents: Foreword --
Acknowledgments --
1. Introduction: the Obama strategy for attacking social problems --
2. The maternal, infant, and early childhood home visiting initiative --
3. The teen pregnancy prevention initiative --
4. The investing in innovation initiative --
5. The social innovation fund initiative --
6. The workforce innovation fund initiative --
7. The trade adjustment assistance community college and career training initiative --
8. So far, so good --
Appendix A. Interviewees --
Appendix B. Questionnaire --
Appendix C. Share of formula and competitive grant funds in six evidence-based initiatives --
Appendix D. Abbreviations --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Ron Haskins, Greg Margolis.

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The first comprehensive history of the Obama administration's evidence-based initiatives. From its earliest days, the Obama administration planned and enacted several initiatives to fund social programs based on rigorous evidence of success. Ron Haskins and Greg Margolis tell the story of six-spanning preschool and K-12 education, teen pregnancy, employment and training, health, and community-based programs. Readers will appreciate the fast-moving descriptions of the politics and policy debates that shaped these federal programs and the analysis of whether they will truly reshape federal socia.

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