From Theory to Practice: Exploring Long-Term Evaluation Outcomes by Linking to Administrative Data, 2019 – 2022

Project Overview

This project will develop products intended to expand the use of administrative data in analyzing long-term outcomes of federal social program interventions. Deliverables will include a guide to assist researchers in linking program evaluation data to administrative data to examine long-term outcomes and a memo on the potential impacts of data linking on the quality, strength, and representativeness of such data when used for research purposes. Optional work would design and carry out analyses of long-term outcomes of selected employment-focused evaluations. This project follows on a prior project, Assessing Options to Evaluate Long-Term Outcomes Using Administrative Data: Identifying Targets of Opportunity, which assessed the feasibility of creating linked data resources for selected major social service evaluation studies focusing on employment.

MDRC is the contractor for this work

The point of contact is Brett Brown

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