A final 10-12 page critical policy analysis research paper will be written in APA style on a social policy or program of your choice from among the following policy areas: HealthcarePolicies ChildWelfarePolicies IncomeSupportPolicies Housing P

A final 10-12 page critical policy analysis research paper will be written in APA style on a social policy or program of your choice from among the following policy areas:

HealthcarePolicies
ChildWelfarePolicies
IncomeSupportPolicies
Housing Policies
Your paper will conduct a basic research overview of your chosen social policy area and include a critique of one particular policy or program from within that area of research, using criteria from the textbook and reflecting the perspective from at least one Human Development theory. A minimum of 5 publications will be read and referenced within the paper. Further guidelines and specifications will be provided in class on this assignment.

The final paper is due by 5/14 @ 11:59 PM

RESEARCH PAPER FORMAT (10-12 pages)

Final Paper Format

Title Page & Abstract (2 pages)

The Social Problem Addressed by the Policy (1-2 pages)

Definition of the Problem
Brief History of the Problem
Causes & Consequences

Policy Objectives (2-3 pages)

Stated Goals & Objectives
Ideology Behind the Policy
Targeted Segments of the Population

Critique of the Policy (2-3 pages)

Intended & Unintended Effects
Impacts On Services, Rights, & Statuses
Critique From Human Development Perspective

Alternative Policies (1-2 pages)

What alternative policy would achieve more social justice?

Conclusion (1 pages)

Must Include:

Focus On Specific Policy Program Issues: For example: Head Start program for Public Education, the Individual Mandate for The Affordable Care Act, The Means Test for TANF, the prohibition of Drug/Alcohol testing for Housing First, use of EBT cards at fast food restaurants for SNAP).
Give Examples: Offer clear, real world examples of these policies and programs in action.
Engagement With the Jimenez Text and at least 4 other cited sources.

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