Policy Outcomes  (5.5 page paper)

  1. Construct constitutive and operational definitions for any three (3) of the following actions and outcome variables:

Program expenditure Equality of educational opportunity
Personnel turnover National security
Health services Work incentives
Quality of life Pollution
Satisfaction with municipal services Energy consumption
Income distribution Rapport with clients

  1. Identify three (3) policy problems listed below and determine an appropriate indicator or index that would help determine whether each of the identified problems are being solved through government action. Justify your position on each.

Work alienation School dropouts
Crime Poverty
Energy crisis Fiscal crisis
Inflation Racial discrimination

  1. Construct valid rebuttals to the following argument using at least four (4) threats to validity: (B) The greater the cost of an alternative, the less likely it is that the alternative will be pursued. (W) The enforcement of the maximum speed limit of 55 mph increases the costs of exceeding the speed limit. (I) The mileage death rate fell from 4.3 to 3.6 deaths per 100 million miles after the implementation of the 55-mph speed limit. (C) The 55-mph speed limit (National Speed Law of 1973) has been definitely successful in saving lives.

Work incentives

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