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A POLICY ANALYSIS OF THE FOSTER CARE INDEPENDENCE ACT OF 1999. Erica Moreno California State University, Long Beach May 2012. Introduction.
California State University, Long Beach
SECTION A: ISSUES DEALT WITH BY THE POLICY
I. Nature, scope, and distribution of the issues.
2. Casual theory(ies) or hypothesis(es) concerning the issues.
SECTION B: OBJECTIVES, VALUE PREMISES, THEORETICAL POSITIONS, TARGET SEGMENTS, AND SUBSTANTIATIVE EFFECTS OF THE POLICY
I. Policy Objectives: overt objectives and covert objectives.
2. Value premises and ideological orientations underlying the policy objectives: explicit and implicit value premises.
3. Theory(ies) or hypothesis(es) underlying the strategy and the substantive provisions of the policy.
4. Target segments(s) of society- those at whom the policy is aimed:
a. Ecological, demographic, biological, psychological, social, economic, political, and cultural characteristics.
b. Size of relevant subgroups and of entire target segments projected over time.
5. Short and long-range effects of the policy on target and nontargetsegment(s) in ecological, demographic, biological, psychological social, economic, political, and cultural spheres.
a. Intended effects and extent of attainment of policy objectives.
b. Unintended effects.
c. Overall costs and benefits.
SECTION C: IMPLICATIONS OF THE POLICY FOR THE OPERATING AND OUTCOME VARIABLES OF SOCIAL POLICIES
1. Changes concerning reproduction, socialization, and social control.
2. Consequences of changes concerning resources, work and production,
rights, governance and legitimation, and reproduction, socialization, and social control, for:
a. Circumstances of living of individuals, groups, and classes.
b. Power of individuals, group, and classes.
c. Nature and quality of human relations among individuals, groups, and classes.
d. Overall quality of life. (Gil, 1992, p. 71-75)
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