Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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CHAPTER 3 Social Welfare Policy Analysis: Basic Concepts The Policy-Based Profession An Introduction to Social Welfare Policy Analysis for Social Workers Fifth Edition Philip R. Popple & Leslie Leighninger Slides by Heather Kanenberg, University of Houston, Clear LakeThis multimedia product and its contents are protected under copyright law. The following are prohibited by law: •Any public performance or display, including transmission of any image over a network; •Preparation of any derivative work, including the extraction, in whole or in part, of any images; •Any rental, lease, or lending of the program.
Basic Concepts• The task of policy analysis is multi-faceted• The work of analysts is used in many ways/venues• Typology of approaches• How to get policy analysis to social work practitioners?
Methods of Analysis• Descriptive• Process• Evaluation
Descriptive Analysis• Content Analysis• Choice Analysis – Bases of Allocation – Types of Benefits – Delivery Structure – Financing of Benefits• Historical Analysis
Process Analysis• Less focus on content of the policy• Increased emphasis on the process the policy followed as it came to fruition
Evaluation• Response to more current critical review of political actors and skepticism on the part of the public• Logical Evaluation – Internal consistency – Consistency between goals and the means used to accomplish the stated goals – Intended and unintended consequences• Quantitative Evaluation• Ethical Evaluation – dilemmas, issues, concerns?
Policy Analysis• A science & uses scientific methods• Unable to develop concrete and ‘final’ answers in any of its endeavors. Why?• Art of advocacy and projections/estimates based on the research translates to good policy analysis and informs policy practice