ERIC Number: ED111078
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Special Revenue Sharing in Support of the Public Social Services.
Mogulof, Melvin B.
Special revenue sharing is a tool that can allow almost unlimited state flexibility in social service interventions, while primarily confining the federal role to the specification and measurement of national social service objectives. Goal specification and measurement procedures are crucial to the special revenue-sharing idea. Federally supported measurement organizations should be established in each state to develop indicators of goal achievement relevant to national social service goals. These indicators should be common to all states and should become the basis for sanctions against those states that, by comparison, perform badly. The federal role ought to be the enunciation of broad policy, the measurement of its achievement, and the development of sanctions for failures in achievement. The state-local role ought to include the specification and execution of interventions appropriate to national goals, with an absolute minimum of federal interference. Only when state and local achievement fall below satisfactory levels, as reflected by national indicators, should additional federal constraints be considered. (Author/JG)
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Federal State Relationship, Government Role, Objectives, Performance Specifications, Program Evaluation, Revenue Sharing, Social Services
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.