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Opinion piece - 'Empirical findings should inform policy – but cannot dictate it'

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Publication date19/02/14

As part of the EU-funded I.Family project on children, families and health, Garrath Williams has written a short 'point of view' on why scientific evidence doesn't - and shouldn't - autonmatically lead to changes in public policy. 

'Empirical findings should inform policy – but cannot dictate it' is on-line at http://www.ifamilystudy.eu/empirical-findings-should-inform-policy-but-cannot-dictate-it/

These arguments will be explored more in the forthcoming book, Childhood obesity: ethical and policy issues, co-authored by Kristin Voigt, Stuart G. Nicholls, and Garrath Williams, which will be published by Oxford University Press in April.