Abt Associates at APPAM 2015: Advancing Research, Evaluations, and Methodology
The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) 2015 Fall Conference focused on 14 policy areas, including education, crime and drugs, family and child policy, and social equity. The conference theme was the “Golden Age of Evidence-Based Policy,” a reference to the number of evidence-based initiatives begun by the Obama administration.
Abt Associates gave 21 panel presentations and organized two roundtable discussions and five breakfast caucus sessions at APPAM 2015. These covered a range of Abt evaluations, methodological discussions, and research.
Abt staff also gave presentations on studies of the impact of housing assistance on homeless families, the effectiveness of comprehensive career ladder job training programs, the role of qualitative research in understanding the financial lives of Americans, and an examination of the validity of the urban food desert concept, to name a few.
- Reports Detail the Impact of Social Security Disability Rules on Beneficiary Earnings
- Abt Researcher Advises Students in Prestigious Competition to Solve Early Education Challenges
- Forum Highlights Impact, Policy Implications of Study on Housing Stability and Family Well-Being
- Training TANF Recipients for Careers in Healthcare: The Experience of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program
- New Report: Pre-K Program and Subsidized Center-based Child Care Show Benefits for Low-Income Latino Children
- Study: Home-based Child Care Worker Unionization Leads to Better Regulated, Less Available Subsidized Care
- EVIRATER™: Rating the Strength of Evidence in Evaluations