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Volume 10 in this acclaimed annual series assembles contributions from one hundred and ten outstanding researchers and practitioners in the evaluation field. The forty one case studies, position papers, and analyses offered in this collection provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of evaluation knowledge.
Table of Contents
Introduction - Linda H Aiken and Barbara H KehrerThe Changing Role of Social Experiments in Policy Analysis - David Greenberg and Philip RobinsPART ONE: HEALTH CARESome Interim Results from a Controlled Trial of Cost Sharing in Health Insurance - Joseph P Newhouse et alThe Effect of Soinsurance on the Health of Adults - Robert H Brook et al Results from the Rand Health Insurance ExperimentA Controlled Trial of the Effect of a Prepaid Group Practice on Use of Services - Willard G Manning et alThe Regionalization of Perinatal Services - Marie C Mc Cormick, Sam Shapiro, and Barbara H Starfield Summary of the Evaluation of a National Demonstration ProgramHospital-Sponsored Primary Care - Stephen M Shortell, Thomas M Wickizer, and John R C Wheeler Organizational and Financial EffectsHospital-Sponsored Primary Care - Lu Ann Aday et al Impact on Patient AccessAn Alternative in Terminal Care - David S Greer et al Results of the National Hospice StudyA Randomised Controlled Trial of Hospice Care - Robert L Kane et alWIC Participation and Pregnancy Outcomes - Milton Kotelchuck et al Massachussetts Statewide Evaluation ProjectSome Comments on the Massachussetts WIC Evaluation - David RushResponse to David Rush's Comments - Milton Kotelchuck et alScience and Social Policy - Alfred YankauerThe Cost and Effectiveness of School-Based Preventive Dental Care - Stephen P Klein et alThe Efficiency of Caries Prevention with Weekly Fluoride Mouthrinses - John W Stamm et alPART TWO: EDUCATIONA Review Essay Comparisons of Public and Private Schools - Richard J Murnane Lessons from the UproarComparing Public and Private Schools - Richard J Murnane, Stuart Newstead, and Randall J Olsen The Puzzling Role of Selectivity BiasThe Effects of Early Education on Children's Competence in Elementary School - Martha B Bronson, Donald E Pierson, and Terrence TivnanChanged Lives The Effects of the Perry Preschool Program on Youths Through Age 19 - John R Berrueta-Clement, W Steven Barnett, and David P Weikart Reviewing and Interpreting Study Outcomes over TimeUnintended Consequences - Susan Rose-Ackerman Regulating the Quality of Subsidized Day CarePART THREE: INCOME MAINTENANCE AND EMPLOYMENTOverview of the Seattle-Denver Income Maintenance Experiment Final Report - US Department of Health and Human ServicesThe Effect of CETA on the Postprogram Earnings of Participants - Laurie J BassiThe Youth Entitlement Demonstration - George Farkas, D Alton Smith, and Ernst W Stromsdorfer Subsidized Employment with a Schooling RequirementInformation and Knowledge Development Potential - James F Gilsinan The Public vs Private Sector Jobs Demonstration ProjectPART FOUR: HOUSINGExperimental Housing Allowance Program - Joseph Friedman and Daniel H Weinberg History and OverviewThe Supply Experiment - Ira S LowryPublic Subsidies for Rental Housing Rehabilitation - F Stevens Redburn A Productivity AnalysisThe Pennsylvania Domiciliary Care Experiment - Sylvia Sherwood and John N Morris I Impact on Quality of LifePennsylvania's Domiciliary Care Experiment - Hirsch S Ruchlin and John N Morris II Cost-Benefit ImplicationsPART FIVE: TRANSPORTATIONThe Effects of a New Subway Line on Housing Prices in Metropolitan Toronto - Vladimir BajicImpacts of Subsidies on the Costs of Urban Public Transport - John Pucher, Anders Markstedt, and Ira HirschmanThe Efficacy and Cost-Effectiveness of Vehicle Inspection - Peter D Loeb and Benjamin Gilad A State Specific Analysis Using Time Series DataPART SIX: CRIMINAL JUSTICEJuvenile Diversion - D Wayne Osgood and Hart F Weichselbaum When Practice Matches TheoryPretrial Release in Federal Courts - William Rhodes and Shelley Matsuba A Structural Model with Selectivity and Qualitative Dependent VariablesThe Specific Deterrent Effects of Arrest for Domestic Assault - Lawrence W Sherman and Richard A BerkEx-Offender Employment, Recidivism, and Manpower Policy - James B Jacobs, Richard Mc Gahey, and Robert Minion CETA, TJTC, and Future InitiativesPART SEVEN: METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES IN EVALUATION STUDIESUsing Experimental Methods to Evaluate Demonstration Projects - Larry L OrrDetermining Participation in Income-Tested Social Programs - Orley AshenfelterPolicy Implications of Using Significance Tests in Evaluation Research - Anne L Schnieder and Robert E DarcyMethodological Issues in Health Surveys - Marc L Berk, Gail R Wilensky, and Steven B Cohen An Evaluation of Procedures Used in the National Medical Care Expenditure SurveyMethodological Issues in the Meta-Analysis of Quasi-Experiments - Fred B Bryant and Paul M WortmanAn Analysis of Psychotherapy Versus Placebo Studies - Leslie Prioleau, Martha Murdock, and Nathan BrodyPART EIGHT: EVALUATION STUDIES: IMPLICATIONS FOR PUBLIC POLICYPolicy Lessons from Three Labor Market Experiments - Gary Burtless and Robert H HavemanFree Care, Cholestyramine, and Health Policy - David U Himmelstein and Steffie WoolhandlerThe Day Care Triangle - Gordon H Lewis Unexpected Outcomes When Programs InteractThe Missing Link in Applied Social Science - Richard P NathanEvaluation Research and Public Policy - Linda H Aiken Lessons from the National Hospice Study