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Document Number: 8339

Social Science Rising: A Tale of Evidence Shaping Public Policy - A goal of social science is to influence public policy by generating practical knowledge that can help policy makers make informed decisions. Over the past four decades, increasingly reliable methods have been developed to test whether programs affect children’s behavior and development and if so, whether their effects are long-lasting. (Ron Haskins, Christina Paxon, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Princeton University, Fall 2009)...

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