Family Self-Sufficiency Data Resources
This repository has been created as a way to share resources for program administrators and researchers looking to use data for family self-sufficiency research.
About the Family Self-Sufficiency Data Center
The Family Self-Sufficiency Data Center (FSSDC) was established to support states to better use data and to increase the amount and quality of data available for research related to family self-sufficiency (FSS). This includes administrative datasets for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) and other food assistance programs, workforce development and training programs, early care and education, and health insurance. This repository is dedicated to sharing public, open-source tools to improve the use of FSS data by program administrators and researchers.
This work is supported by the Family Self-Sufficiency Research Consortium, Grant Number #90PD0272, funded by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents of this repository are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, the Administration for Children and Families, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Learn more about the FSSDC here.
To Use and Contribute to this Repository
This repository is publically accessible. All code is provided under the MIT license.
Reading the Files
The simplest way for administrators and researchers to use these resources is to browse this website and download files of interest. Reading sample code and looking at examples of what data may look like can provide new ideas and guide discussion.
Changing the Files on This Website
We also welcome contributions. You can use this website to make your contributions. A guide to getting started with GitHub and Git can be found in the tutorial section. If you are interested in contributing but are struggling to get started, please contact us. Knowing your questions will help us understand what specific barriers to address.
Questions? Comments? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.