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Evidence-Based Social Policy: The Promise and Challenges of a Movement

Special Editor: Ron Haskins

Vol. 678, July 2018

The July volume of The ANNALS, edited by Brookings Institution’s Ron Haskins, provides a survey of the field of evidence-based practices and policymaking through papers written by some of its most notable practitioners, including two U.S. senators and one of the original developers and implementers of the Pay for Success program model. The articles in the volume provide a unique overview of the field of evidence-based policy, and demonstrates the benefits of this approach to policy-makers and the public alike. While there is still a ways to go before the field proves consistent in improving the nation’s policies, the research presented here shows that the field is not to be overlooked, and can have positive implications for the future of policy in our nation.


From the Archives

Medical Care for Americans
Vol. 273, January, 1951
Special Editors: Franz Goldmann and Hugh R. Leavell

From the Forward

It is generally agreed that medical care of highest qualitative and quantitative standards should be available to everybody.  How this objective can be attained in a democratic society is much debated.  The papers assembled in this volume are designed to provide factual information necessary for the evaluation of both existing programs and proposals for future development.  They express the opinions of the authors and not necessarily those of the organizations involved or of the editors.  Conscious effort has been made to obtain competent, objective, and detached presentations of the various subjects and to avoid discussions contributing more head than light.

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