Current policy that impacts the lives of children and families
A final paper (5-7 pages in length) on a current policy that impacts the lives of children and families
Research Paper Overview
1. Select a current policy issue that impacts the lives of children and/or families to focus on for your paper (think broadly; you can pick a policy issue in the United States or another country).
Here are a few examples (but there are many more):
? Educational policies ? NCLB, Head Start, child care, class size, teacher incentives, universal child care (i.e. France)
2. Research the policy issue. Report on the program/issue and its current status (i.e. up for debate in congress, up for re-authorization this year). Use only government sources for this part of the paper (i.e. .gov websites for US policies).
3. Research and report on 3 peer-reviewed empirical articles that discuss issues surrounding the policy (e.g., a research article in a journal).