Brief Research to Practice: Evaluating Assessing the New Federalism Dissemination Activities
Harold Leibovitz, Laura Wherry
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About the Series

Assessing the New Federalism is a multiyear Urban Institute project designed to analyze the devolution of responsibility for social programs from the federal government to the states. It focuses primarily on health care, income security, employment and training programs, and social services. Researchers monitor program changes and fiscal developments. Alan Weil is the project director. In collaboration with Child Trends, the project studies changes in family well-being. The project provides timely, nonpartisan information to inform public debate and to help state and local decisionmakers carry out their new responsibilities more effectively.

Key components of the project include a household survey, studies of policies in 13 states, and a database with information on all states and the District of Columbia. Publications and database are available free of charge on the Urban Institute's web site: This paper is one in a series of discussion papers analyzing information from these and other sources.

This project was funded in part by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families under grant 90PA0002/01 and in part by the Assessing the New Federalism project. The Assessing the New Federalism project is currently supported by The Annie E. Casey Foundation, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and The Ford Foundation.

Research Areas Nonprofits and philanthropy
Policy Centers Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy