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Author: Petrie, Carol V.
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1. Manski, Charles F.
Pepper, John V.
Petrie, Carol V.
Informing America's Policy on Illegal Drugs: What We Don't Know Keeps Hurting Us
Washington DC: National Academy Press, 2001.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: National Academy Press
Keyword(s): Data Analysis; Drug Use; Longitudinal Data Sets; Longitudinal Surveys; NLS Description

Adequate data and research are essential to judge the effectiveness of the nation's efforts to cope with its illegal drug problem. Given the importance of the illegal drug problem and the continuing controversy about how best to confront it, there is a pressing need for the nation to assess the existing portfolio of data and research and to initiate stronger efforts where necessary. Accordingly, at the request of the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy, the National Research Council established the Committee on Data and Research for Policy on Illegal Drugs. The committee was given charge to: 1. Assess existing data sources and recent research studies that support policy analysis; 2. identify new data and research that may enable the development of more effective means of evaluating the consequences of alternative drug control policies; and 3. explore ways to integrate theory and findings from diverse disciplines to increase understanding of drug abuse and the operation of drug markets.
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Manski, Charles F., John V. Pepper and Carol V. Petrie. Informing America's Policy on Illegal Drugs: What We Don't Know Keeps Hurting Us. Washington DC: National Academy Press, 2001..