Family Self-Sufficiency Data Center Creating a Data Model to Analyze TANF Caseloads

Publisher: Family Self-Sufficiency and Stability Research Consortium
Jul 21, 2017
Authors
Emily Wiegand, Robert Goerge, and Leah Gjertson
The ConsortiumThe Family Self-Sufficiency Data Center releases a new brief describing a model for using TANF data to understand caseload dynamics and address key policy questions. The TANF data model provides a simple guiding structure for agencies to extract and transform their data from common data elements into a format that facilitates easy data analysis. The data model is intended to make limited data and capacity as useful as possible, streamlining the process of connecting TANF data with policy questions.