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Investing in the Disadvantaged: Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Social Policies
(2009)
  • David L Weimer
  • Aidan R Vining
Abstract

Investing in the disadvantaged increases their opportunities. Such investments also often provide broader social benefits. Cost-benefit analysis comprehensively assesses these impacts. This volume includes contributions from leading scholars about promising policies in ten areas of social policy (early childhood, primary and secondary schooling, health care for disadvantaged populations, mental health, subtance abuse, juvenile crime, prisoner reentry, work incentives, and welfare to work) and the extent to which their costs and benefits have been assessed. Concluding chapters set an agenda for increasing and improving the application of cost-benefti analysis to social policy.

Keywords
  • social policy,
  • cost-benefit analysis
Publication Date
2009
Publisher
Georgetown University Press
Citation Information
David L Weimer and Aidan R Vining. Investing in the Disadvantaged: Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Social Policies. Washington, D.C.(2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_weimer/1/