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Suggested Reading

Diamond, Peter. Social Security Reform. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

An in-depth look at the problems facing social security, with some thoughts on possible remedies.

Melnick, R. Shep. Between the Lines: Interpreting Welfare Rights. Washington, D.C.: Brookings, 1994.

Melnick explores the role of the courts in welfare policy.

Rosenbaum, Walter A. Environmental Politics and Policy. 5th ed. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2001.

A thorough study of the making of environmental policy.

Van Dunk, Emily, and Anneliese M. Dickman. School Choice and the Question of Accountability. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2003.

Van Dunk and Dickman examine school voucher programs and other methods of school choice to assess their effectiveness.

Useful Websites

www.cdc.gov

At the home site for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, visitors can get information on diseases, vaccinations, and other health-related issues.

www.census.gov

The United States Census Bureau compiles a great deal of statistical data about the United States.

www.epa.gov

The website of the Environmental Protection Agency, the chief federal agency charged with enforcing environmental laws.

www.fbi.gov

The best-known federal law enforcement agency is the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Its website offers extensive data on crime in the United States.

www.ssa.gov

The Social Security Administration runs the social security program. Its website contains statistics and information about the program.

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