Social Policy & Economics

Studying how changing social policies impact our communities is a key focus of Westat’s work. Through our expertise in evaluation, program assessment, policy analysis, and surveys, we examine issues affecting the well-being of Americans, including special subgroups such as children and families, military personnel, and marginalized populations. Our staff specialize in evaluation design, behavioral modeling, and economics, and we leverage existing data sets to support analysis.

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Publications

Gubits D., Shinn M., Wood M., Brown S.R., Dastrup S.R., and Bell S.H. (2018).

What interventions work best for families who experience homelessness? Impact estimates from the Family Options Study.

Olsen R.B., Bell S.H., and Nichols A. (2018).

Using preferred applicant random assignment (PARA) to reduce randomization bias in randomized trials of discretionary programs.

Prince D.M., Vidal S., Okpych N., and Connell C.M. (2019).

Effects of individual risk and state housing factors on adverse outcomes in a national sample of youth transitioning out of foster care.

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