Enhancing social policy outcomes: How important are structural factors?. Sociology Seminar Series 21 May 2014 Roy Lay-Yee & Team COMPASS Research Centre University of Auckland, New Zealand www.compass.auckland.ac.nz. Enhancing social policy outcomes.
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Sociology Seminar Series
21 May 2014
Roy Lay-Yee & Team
COMPASS Research Centre
University of Auckland, New Zealand
Structural structural factors?factors (fixed)
Intermediary factors (modifiable)
Proxy indicators (modifiable)
Family doctor visits
Increasing the number of visits per year – i.e. increasing access to GP care – is interpreted as an improvement in outcome
Base-line structural factors?shows social gradient
Structural structural factors?factors have greater effect than intermediary
All groups benefit but more so for disadvantaged structural factors?
Increasing the reading score is interpreted as an improvement in outcome
Reducing the number of conduct problems per year is interpreted as an improvement in outcome
– argues for inter-sectoral policy? fundamental change?
– argues for progressive universalism?