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Content analysis

Description of existing policy
Intentions
Problem definition
Goals
Means employed for achieving goal
Published in manuals, brochures and annual reports

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Choice analysis

Systematic process of looking at options available to planners for dealing with social welfare problems

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Four processes of choice analysis

Allocation
Benefits
Delivery
Financing

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Allocation

Who benefits from a policy?
Universal - entire population
Selective - eligibility depends solely on characteristics

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Types of benefits

In-cash
In-kind

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In-cash

Unemployment checks (tax credits, exemptions home owner)

Advantage- allow maintain sense of choice or control

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In-kind

Actual goods or services

Advantage- ensure provisions used exactly as intended, but can be undermining to dignity and responsibility

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Delivery structure

How services/benefits are delivered
Centralized or decentralized

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Centralized

More convenient for clients
Comprehensive planning
Lesson duplication BUT complex bureaucracy increasing distance between clients and admin

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Financing benefits

How benefits are finance
Taxation, voluntary contributions, fees

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Cause advocacy

Standing up for a particular cause or issue

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Republican views

Believe government could be part of the problem.
Believe government needs to back off and have minimal involvement

Republicans tend to look at the individual, will donate more if they do not believe the recipient is at fault

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Democratic views

Believe government needs to be involved to make things more fair

Republicans and democrats donate pretty much equally

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Case advocacy

Acts on behalf of the client in order to access needed resources, services, or to influence policy change

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Medical model

Professional - problem
Client and professional - diagnoses
Client - request for service
Professional - treatment

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Understanding the issue

Define the issue -
Decide who is affected and how they are affected -
Cause of issue -
Generate possible solutions - review proposed solutions to determine impact on social justice

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Example of issue

Me too movement :
What’s the issue?
• sexual harassment, sexual abuse, inappropriate conduct
Cause?
•lack of respect, power over victim/position, media portrayal
Problem?
•a situation that should be changed and can be changes
Decide who is affect?
•positive and negative, think about potential allies

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How to decide who benefits by a problem

Drug addiction
• rehab centers
Law enforcement
Hospitals
Drug seller
Prisons (grow and need more officers)
Pharmacy companies

Decide main cause of issue:
Proximate - immediate cause
Ultimate : true underlying cause

Generate possible solutions:
Always want to have a win-win
Redefine it in a way that the population can understand

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6 stages of advocacy

Getting involved
Understanding the issue
Planning
Advocating
Evaluating
Ongoing monitoring