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An evaluation was conducted of a federally funded demonstration child support- enforcement project. The basic research question was whether a multifaceted program of judicial and public awareness efforts and operational procedures administered to the Massachusetts District Courts was effective in...
Social indicators were used to assess needfor acute psychiatric services in New York State. When indicators are regressed against service use rates, epidemiologically relevant indicators receive low weighting in projecting need, undermining the very purpose of using indicators in the first place....
The Seattle City Light Department evaluated its weatherization program for low-income homeowners to determine how much electricity was conserved, and whether the program was cost-effective. The study employed a control group offuture program participants in order to avoid the biased estimate that...
It seems clear from initial published reports and documents that the extent of knowledge development under the Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act of 1977 (YEDPA) has been disappointing. By presenting the findings from a specific YEDPA demonstration project, this article suggests that...
This article first reviews the sections of the National Energy Act as it applies to electricity rate innovations. It then focuses on one particular rate structure ("lifeline" rates) and identifies three research designs commonly used to evaluate its effects. Finally, it discusses the analytic and...