Fact Sheet Series for Policymakers

Newly elected policymakers will be bombarded with information, reports and recommendations but in difficult economic times, elected officials need proven, cost-effective approaches that improve the lives of children and families. The Center for the Study of Social Policy has developed a series of policy briefs designed to help newly elected state policymakers carry out their new responsibilities more effectively in the current economic climate. These briefs concentrate on how to set a state’s economy in the right direction, now and for the future, through responsible investments in family economic success, healthy child development, education and training, with an emphasis on policies that are economical or supported through federal funding.  The Policymaker’s Fact Sheet Series provides research-based, budget conscious strategies: