Analyzing Social Problems and Social Policy

Due Friday June, 16, 2017..Assignment (2-4 double-spaced pages in APA format): In addition to a minimum of six scholarly references, which may include electronic government documents and reputable websites, your paper should include:

o    A description of the social problem you selected and any known causes or explanations for the problem

o    A description of the problem’s prevalence in society

o    A description of the specific population impacted by this social problem, if any.  If the social problem you selected does affect a specific population, include an explanation of why that might be the case.

o    An explanation of the theories that support the problem and approaches scholars and policy analysts use to address the problem


·         Popple, P. R., & Leighninger, L. (2015). The policy-based profession: An introduction to social welfare policy analysis for social workers. (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.

o    Chapter 3, “Social Welfare Policy Analysis” (pp. 35-55)

o    Chapter 5, “Social/Economic Analysis” (pp. 77-96)

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. (2011). Policy basics: Introduction to the federal budget process. Retrieved from

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