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The Burlington Community Land Trust has a radical vision: to secure housing as a basic right. Through grassroots organizing, democratic leadership, and balancing opposing opinions, the trust enables low-income families to buy homes on land it owns.
The Burlington Community Land Trust has a radical vision: to secure housing as a basic right, not as a commodity to be bought and sold.
A doctoral student takes the opportunity of a "natural experiment" to investigate whether public transportation systems that facilitate "reverse commuting" might provide a policy response to the problem of urban unemployment.
This two part case and its companion bring real world problems into the study of statistics, research design, and communication with non-statistician audiences.
A hospital CEO must lower costs in a regional burn care unit while averting a nurses' strike. Use data on patient acuity classification, scheduling, and skill mixes to devise a strategy that will enhance nurses' long-term job satisfaction.
Managed care contracts have reduced the reimbursement levels for burn care in a regional hospital.
Examines accountability at several levels within social service and intergovernmental grant programs for 'special needs' children. Asks students to define problems carefully before offering solutions.
This case uses California's Adoption Assistance program, which subsidized the adoptive families of "hard to place" children, to examine accountability in social service and intergovernmental grant
Taking place in a unit of a state public welfare agency, a new manager must come to terms with a growing case backlog in a confused, out of control case system. The manager decide how to allocate or expand the capacity of constrained resources.
Taking place in a unit of a state public welfare agency, a new manager must come to terms with a growing case backlog in a confused, out of control case system.
A privately funded cross age tutoring program enlists high schoolers as coaches to improve the reading skills of elementary school students. Interpreting impact and achieving more informative evaluation prove challenging for the program manager.
This two part case was prepared to enable public management students to apply the theory and techniques of evaluation to public and nonprofit programs.
After two unsuccessful attempts to appeal the decision to allow a merger between Superior Propane and ICG Propane, the Canadian Commissioner of Competition is left wondering where and how policymakers should define the line between efficiency and equity. It can be used in courses on cost-benefit analysis, antitrust policy, law and economics, or policy analysis.
In Canada, antitrust policy and enforcement is quite different than in the U.S.
The assistant to the director of a state welfare division applies research design and a variety of statistical skills in seeking to determine the causes of recidivism affecting the state's welfare caseload.
This four part case and its companion bring real world problems into the study of statistics, research design, and communication with non-statistician audiences.
This five part case series focuses on a manager charged with overseeing worker health and safety, who discovers some surprising results in the data he has about a program that dispel his previous assumptions, and other results that leave him with more questions.
This case focuses on Monty Paradis, a manager charged with overseeing farm worker health and safety, who discovers surprising results in the data he has about a state regulatory program called the
City government seeks affordable daycare for municipal workers' children. This two part exercise reinforces key concepts in public budgeting through practice in applying them, and develops skills in spreadsheet use for budgeting and analysis.
The Daycare exercise is useful to reinforce key concepts in public budgeting through practical application, and to develop student skills using computer spreadsheets for budget preparation and anal