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Econ 261-1

Djeto Assan

Guide to the term project


Here is a guide to your term project due April 28. I will take the time to go over the
guide in class.

Topic 1: Determinants of Foster Care


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The front page of the project should contain


(a) The title of the study
(b) Your name(s)
(c) Econ 261
(d) Spring 2016
(e) An abstract*
(f) Thanks those who help you
(*) The abstract should be single space and not exceed five lines; it
should focus on (a) the purpose of the study and (b) the main findings
of the study.

Part I:

Descriptive Statistics and Relationships

(1) Section 1 of the study should be the Introduction which contains: The
purpose of the study, motivation in selecting the topic and conclusion that
announces the organization of the rest of the paper.
(2) Section 2 should analyze the descriptive statistics of the variables used
and interpret your findings. It is in three parts (a) create a table of
descriptive statistics, (b) Construct a matrix of correlation coefficients and
(c) construct scatter plots of selected variables and interpret your
findings.

Part II:

Accounting for Foster Care by Regions

Describe the experience of foster care by regions: NEAST, MIDWEST,


SOUTH, WEST characteristics. Use the provided descriptive table to
report the summary statistics (mean) and interpret your findings.

Part III: Conclusion and Policy Recommendation to HHS

The conclusion should emphasize: The purpose of the study, key findings of
the study, a brief statement of policy recommendation to HHS, an extension
for future research.

Topic 2: Partisan Economics


The front page of the project should contain
(a) The title of the study
(b) Your name(s)
(c) Econ 261
(d) Spring 2016
(e) An abstract*
(f) Thanks those who help you
(*) The abstract should be single space and should not exceed five lines; it
should focus on (a) the purpose of the study and (b) the main findings of
the study.
Part I:

Descriptive Statistics and Relationships

(1) Section 1 of the study should be the Introduction which contains: The
purpose of the study, motivation in selecting the topic and conclusion that
announces the organization of the rest of the paper.
(2) Section 2 should analyze the descriptive statistics of the variables used
and interpret your findings. It is in four parts (a) Plotting each variable (b)
create a table of descriptive statistics, (c) construct a matrix of correlation
coefficients and (d) construct scatter plots of selected variables and
interpret your findings.
Part II: The Employment Act
Describe the effects of the Employment Act of 1946. Construct a table of
descriptive
summary statistics (mean) and interpret your findings.
Part III: Contrasting Democratic and Republican administrations
Party affiliation and the economic performance of the US economy: Construct
a table of descriptive summary statistics to contrast the economic
performance of Democratic and Republican administration
Part IV: Conclusion and policy recommendation: The conclusion should
emphasize: The purpose of the study, key findings of the study, a brief
statement of policy recommendation and an extension for future research.