Policy Sites

Since there are never enough hours in a day in the life of a policymaker, this Virtual Research Assistant can help save valuable time by compiling select websites containing research-based information relevant to child and family policy. The main topics these sites address are: Health, Education, Income and Work, Family, and Social Justice and Equity. The sites represent a wide spectrum of viewpoints and can be a useful starting place for desired research. All of the listed sites have been evaluated using the WebGuide Evaluation.


Access the complete list of sites for any one of these general policy areas by clicking on the link tab. Bullet items are examples of topics covered within an area. Click here for an A-Z listing of all sites.


Health Policy

    Areas covered:

  • Child bearing
  • Women's health
  • Childhood obesity
  • Mental health
  • Health insurance

Education Policy

    Areas covered:

  • Childcare
  • early education and Head Start
  • Post secondary education
  • Teacher quality
  • Standards
  • achievement and testing
  • School choice and vouchers
  • School readiness
  • Internet and technology
  • School violence

Income Policy

    Areas covered:

  • Immigration
  • Poverty
  • Social Security
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Welfare/TANF
  • Disabilities
  • Parental Leave Policies

Family Policy

    Areas covered:

  • Marriage and children's well-being
  • Child support and fathers
  • Children of immigrant families

Social Policy

    Areas covered:

  • Immigration
  • Early intervention
  • Health care
  • Welfare reform
  • Low-income housing