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The Resource Do federal social programs work?, David B. Muhlhausen

Do federal social programs work?, David B. Muhlhausen

Label
Do federal social programs work?
Title
Do federal social programs work?
Statement of responsibility
David B. Muhlhausen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Of course, the answer to that question will also help determine whether the American public should fear budget cuts to federal social programs. Readers, says author David B. Muhlhausen, can rest easy. As his book decisively demonstrates, scientifically rigorous national studies almost unanimously find that the federal government fails to solve social problems. To prove his point, Muhlhausen reports on large-scale evaluations of social programs for children, families, and workers, some advocated by Democrats, some by Republicans. But it isn't just the results that matter. It's the lesson to readers on how Americans can--and should--accurately assess government programs that cost hundreds of billions of dollars each year. At the book's core is an insistence that we move beyond anecdotal reasoning and often-partisan opinion to measure the effectiveness of social programs using objective analysis and scientific methods. At the very least, the results of such analysis will, like this book, provide a sound basis for much-needed public debate."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Muhlhausen, David B
Dewey number
361.60973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV95
LC item number
.M845 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public welfare
  • United States
Label
Do federal social programs work?, David B. Muhlhausen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-392) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Budget crisis -- Assessing effectiveness : the problem of selection -- Children and families -- Do federal employment and training programs work? -- The way forward -- Notes -- References -- Index
Control code
ocn810111256
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
401 pages
Isbn
9781440828034
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012051078
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022242277
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781440828034
  • (OCoLC)810111256
Label
Do federal social programs work?, David B. Muhlhausen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-392) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Budget crisis -- Assessing effectiveness : the problem of selection -- Children and families -- Do federal employment and training programs work? -- The way forward -- Notes -- References -- Index
Control code
ocn810111256
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
401 pages
Isbn
9781440828034
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012051078
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022242277
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781440828034
  • (OCoLC)810111256

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