Policy Analysis

Do you see a policy consistently causing difficulty for your clients and their families? Is a policy oppressive to a specific population or community? Analyzing such a policy will give you a framework from which to develop a relevant advocacy campaign to educate, empower, and initiate change.
In this first of two assignments, you will select a currently enacted state or national social welfare policy and write a critical analysis of the policy utilizing the Blau and Abramovitz (2014) policy analysis framework and Gabel (2014) rights-based approach to social policy analysis. Your analysis should include the five key forces identified in the text as shaping social welfare policy: history, economy, politics, ideology, and social movements, as well as human right principles: participation, accountability, nondiscrimination, and equality. The conclusion will summarize strengths and weaknesses of the policy, and offer possible recommendations for policy modification or support for a new bill to fill gaps. (4-5 double-spaced pages in APA style)
The Policy Analysis paper should address the following:
Identification of social issue/problem and social welfare policy (1 page)
Identify and briefly describe a social issue/problem and a state or national social welfare policy designed to address it. Briefly define the policy.



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