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Social Welfare and Policy Services I (19:910:504): Mini Policy Analysis Paper

A research guide for SWPS1 assignments, Fall 2017

Congressional Research Reports (CRS) .

In response to requests from Congress, the Congressional Research Service  issues publications that include background studies, pro/con arguments, policy/legislative analysis and legislative histories on subjects of interest to Congress.    There are several ways to get CRS reports.  You can simply Google: "your topic" crs.  For example,  "head start" crs.   You can also search the sites listed below.

Relevant Government Agencies-Resources

Think Tanks/Scholarly Articles

For a listing of Think Tanks, see the Policy Analysis-Think Tanks tab on this guide.  Hint:some to consider-National Center for Children in Poverty, MDRC, Guttmacher Institute, Urban Institute, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, depending policy/program you choose.  Others may be relevant as well.

For a list of databases to search for scholarly articles, see  the journal articles box on The Social Problem-History and Policy Response tab on this guide.