Digest of Social Experiments

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This volume contains interpretive summaries of 144 demonstrations in which individuals, families, or organizations were randomly assigned to alternative policy regimes, to see what difference a policy change would make in their everyday behavior. Information on experimental designs, locations, generalizability, references, and the existence of public-use access to the underlying data are included in the summaries.

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Overview

This volume contains interpretive summaries of 144 demonstrations in which individuals, families, or organizations were randomly assigned to alternative policy regimes, to see what difference a policy change would make in their everyday behavior. Information on experimental designs, locations, generalizability, references, and the existence of public-use access to the underlying data are included in the summaries.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780877666486
  • Publisher: Urban Institute Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1997
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 558
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 1.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Introduction
1 An overview of social experimentation and the digest 3
Pt. 2 Experiments in the United States
1 Public assistance recipients - AFDC and TANF 25
2 Public assistance recipients - food stamps and Medicaid 153
3 Firms and organizations 165
4 Middle-class and employee populations 177
5 Low-income households (general) 193
6 Lower-income homeoweners 223
7 Lower-income children and their families 229
8 Low-income youth 249
9 Low-income single/teen parents 287
10 Unemployed workers 293
11 Homeless people 331
12 Charged/convicted individuals 341
13 Substance abusers 347
14 Frail elderly 353
15 Nonelderly people with disabilities 375
16 Multiple groups 389
Pt. 3 Experiments outside the United States
1 Africa 397
2 Asia-Pacific 403
3 Canada 409
4 Continental Europe 419
5 Latin America 433
6 United Kingdom 439
Pt. 4 Trends
1 The social experiment market (from Journal of economic perspectives) 459
2 A postscript 473
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