An Older Workforce Impact on Healthcare

An Older Workforce Impact on Healthcare

An Older Workforce Impact on Healthcare


1-Write a short narrative about an individual (or institution) which illustrates the issues of your problem statement (see examples used in Bird & Reiker for ideas).


What are the constraints that interfere with a good outcome for your individual?


How can a policy intervention lead to a better outcome?


2-Create a constrained choice model that illustrates your narrative and topic brief in graphic format (see especially Chapt. 3 of Bird & Rieker)


You may want to play with this model a bit filling in a model based on constraints that lead to negative outcomes and another model showing the policy changes that create opportunities for better outcomes.


This is a tool for working with your ideas that you should come back to and refine throughout the process. You will include a model in your final paper.



References:Bardach, Eugene and Patashnik, Erik. A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis: The Eightfold Path to More EffectiveProblem Solving. Fifth Edition. CQ Press. 2015. (BARDACH in syllabus) ISBN-13: 978-1483359465


Bird, Chloe E. and Reiker, Patricia P. Gender and Health: The Effects of Constrained Choices and Social Policies. Cambridge University Press. 2008. (BIRD&REIKER in syllabus) ISBN-10: 0521682800 | ISBN-13: 978-0521682800


Weissert, Carol S. and Weissert, William G. Governing Health: The Politics of Health Policy. Fourth Edition. Johns Hopkins University Press. 2006. (WEISSERT&WEISSERT in syllabus) Electronic Book 9781421408460 | Paperback 9781421406213