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Social Work 3600: Social Welfare Policy

Guide to social policy resources with special emphasis on Georgia legislation and policy

AYSPS Fiscal Research Reports



You can use these sites to find reports and statistics on issues of political importance in the state and country. - search for local agencies and departments. - is your online guide to government information and services. searches only federal, state, and local government websites for the public.

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Research Vault - free research from social sector organizations.

Fiscal Research Center (AYSPS) - a nonpartisan think tank assisting Georgia's policymakers on questions of tax and economic policy.

Andrew Young School Faculty Publications - the research publications and the various centers (under Faculty and Research tab), as well.

Council of State Governments
A nonpartisan, nonprofit state-sustained organization that serves the executive, judicial and legislative branches of state government through leadership education, research and information services.  Georgia is included with states in the Southern Region.

Georgia Budget and Policy Institute
Research and publications related to state budget, tax, and economic issues.

Georgia Department of Education
Includes reports, toolkits, and data relating to education in the state.

Federal Department of Education - includes the National Center for Education Statistics and other data related to education.

This site contains the text of research studies, including policy studies, produced by nonprofit organizations worldwide, covering such areas as aging, crime, and homelessness.

National Conference of State Legislatiures
NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues.

Public Agenda Online
A  nonpartisan, nonprofit public opinion research and citizen education organization with the two-fold mission to help leaders better understand the public's point of view on major policy issues and help citizens better understand critical policy issues so they can make their own more informed and thoughtful decision.

Searchable by state. this site was founded in order to help journalists, policy makers and engaged citizens become better informed about innovative public policies.

PolicyArchive (please note that this site is malfunctioning, 1/28/14. It has been reported to PA.)
Includes reports on various policies.

US Conference of Mayors (USCM) is the official non-partisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more.There are 1,408 such cities represented by its mayor.