Critique the Development of a Social Policy

Critique the Development of a Social Policy, its Implication, and its Implementation.


Because many policies loom large, you are expected to focus on a specific provision of the policy. For this reason, please seek instructor approval for the topic. For example, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a single provision within the Social Security Act (SSA).

How does The Social Security Act, TITLE II OLD-AGE effect women retirement? Please focus on women retirement before/after.

A. Analysis of the Policy Development and its Implications

a. The historical development of the policy. Why was the social policy born? What motivations or values initiated the policy?

b. What is the social justice relationship? Explain social justice with regards to the populations affected rather than as a program outcome.

c. What are the alternatives of the policy that were considered?

d. Why was this policy selected and, in your view, what have been the advantages of this policy and its disadvantages?

e. What would happen should the policy be defeated or was not initiated?

f. Who deserved the credit of passing this social policy and why?

g. What have been the roadblocks for passing this social policy?

h. What is the rationale of the opponents of this policy?

i. Why was it passed and in what way has it benefited our society?

j. What have been the roles / pressures of the media, other external factors, and other pressures on the policy makers to pass or defeat this policy?

B. Your critique of the Implementation of this Social Policy

C. Your overall critique from the developmental phase to the debating phase, the passing phase, and its implementing phase

D. Your Conclusion

Additional Guidelines:

Length of paper: Five to six double-spaced pages, not including references or cover page. NO MORE THEN SIX PAGES, Times New Roman, 12-point.

References: At least 5

Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12-point.

Due date:  November 12,