Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The discretion-capacity framework: A conceptual approach to analyzing the dynamics of federalism and social policy
by Holly, Christen, Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012, 198; 3526135
Abstract (Summary)

The discretion-capacity framework is proposed to facilitate a macro-level view of state policy responses in a federalist system. The framework is employed to analyze the dynamics of two block grant programs—the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). The analysis considers the role of federal parameters in delimiting state policy options, assesses variation in four states' responses over time and examines variation across the two block grant programs from 1996 through 2010.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Gitterman, Daniel
Commitee: Berner, Maureen, Durrance, Christine, Handa, Sudhanshu, Scott, John
School: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department: Public Policy
School Location: United States -- North Carolina
Source: DAI-A 74/01(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Public policy
Keywords: Federalism, Health policy, Policy history, SCHIP, Social policy, TANF
Publication Number: 3526135
ISBN: 9781267599605
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