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Social Welfare 220: Introduction to Social Welfare Policy: Assignment: Policy Analysis Paper


The SocW 220 Policy Analysis Paper, requires 2-3 news articles/policy briefs/policy reports that focus on a social welfare policy on a topic of your choice. In the library session, and the online guide, we will cover:

  1. Use law reviews to connect a topic to a policy (federal or state laws, regulations, cases, etc.)
  2. Find newspaper articles to identify and describe policies & programs
  3. Search think tanks and non-profits for information about the specific program or policy
  4. Find government documents on the policy.
  5. Use APA 7th -- to cite, create bibliography.

Housekeeping: Getting access to material that’s behind a paywall from off campus.