The task of policy analysis is to bring evidence and interpretation to bear on decision making and social practice. This task involves not only the presentation of evidence about the consequences of pursuing alternative actions but also an interpretation of what it is we are doing in society, why we are doing what we do, and what we might do differently given our puzzlement and worry about what we do.


Policy Analysis Family Policy Policy Analyst Family Solidarity Social Science Knowledge 
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© The Hastings Center 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Rein
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  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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