In this engrossing biography, Dorothy Stein strips away the many layers of myth surrounding Ada Lovelace's reputation as the inventor of the science of computer programming to reveal a story far more dramatic and fascinating than previous accounts have indicated. Working with original sources, Stein clears up a number of puzzles and misinterpretations of Ada's life and activities.
Health Policy and the Bureaucracy serves political scientists as well as specialists in health policy and administration. It is first of all a unique, comprehensive analysis of the major federal health programs, tracing their impact from legislation through the various stages of implementation. And second, by exploring a cross section of federal action within a single policy arena, it provides insights into the processes and strategies of implementation itself.
This basic text presents a step-by-step impact evaluation methodology that can be used by students and administrators without prior exposure to the field. The treatment is nontechnical and sparing in its use of statistical technique and economic terminology, but it covers the major components required to perform the cost-benefit analyses that underlie reliable policy decisions. The book will be as useful to those who are called on to read evaluations as to those who prepare them.
This book reports the proceedings of the International Conference on Nutrition, National Development, and Planning (1971), the purpose of which was to explore the place of large-scale nutrition programs in planning for national development, particularly in the developing countries and among low-income groups.