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THE ADMINISTRATIVE DATA RESEARCH AND EVALUATION PROJECT (ADARE) BACKGROUND AND OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTNER David W. Stevens The Jacob France Institute University.

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1 THE ADMINISTRATIVE DATA RESEARCH AND EVALUATION PROJECT (ADARE) BACKGROUND AND OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTNER David W. Stevens The Jacob France Institute University of Baltimore & Jonathan Simonetta Employment and Training Administration United States Department of Labor March 4, 2004

2 TOPICS COVERED IN THIS PRESENTATION The ADARE project Brief history since 1998 States included State research partners Longitudinal files of administrative records Welfare to work research findings: An example Opportunities to partner

3 THE ADARE PROJECT A BRIEF HISTORY The Administrative Data Research and Evaluation Alliance (ADARE) pairs university and private researchers and state employment security agencies that maintain longitudinal databases comprised of the individual member states WIASRD data, labor exchange data, unemployment insurance wage and benefit records, TANF records, Perkins/Voc ED records, and education records. ADARE began in 1998 with five state partners –Florida –Georgia –Maryland –Missouri –Texas Illinois was added in 1999 Washington was added in 2001 California and Ohio were added in 2004 –With the addition of CA and OH, the ADARE project covers approximately 43% of the U.S. workforce.

4 STATE RESEARCH PARTNERS University of California, Berkeley and California Employment Development Department Florida Department of Education and Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation Georgia State University and Georgia Department of Labor Northern Illinois University and Illinois Department of Employment Security University of Baltimore and Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation University of Missouri, Columbia and Missouri Department of Economic Development The Ohio State University and Ohio Department of Job & Family Services University of Texas, Austin and Texas Workforce Commission The Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and Washington State Employment Security Department

5 LONGITUDINAL FILES OF ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS UI WAGE RECORDS Most ADARE project partner state files of UI wage records begin in early 1990s. All begin no later than mid All UI wage record files are continuous since beginning year/quarter. All UI wage record files are routinely updated quarterly within four months of the end of the most recent reference quarter. All UI wage record files are maintained by employee social security number. Each quarterly wage record includes a dollar amount and the reporting employer’s state UI tax account number. UI wage record information is confidential. The identity of employees and employers cannot be disclosed to the public.

6 LONGITUDINAL FILES OF ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS AFDC/TANF CASH ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS Longitudinal monthly welfare cash assistance payment files are maintained by six of the nine ADARE project partners— FL, GA, IL, MD, MO, and TX. These files predate the beginning of TANF. Currently, the files are routinely updated to include recent cash assistance payment information. Negotiations for the California and Ohio partners to receive historical TANF data are underway. These files document the beginning and ending dates of each continuous spell of temporary cash assistance payment.

7 LONGITUDINAL FILES OF ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT PARTICIPANTS Workforce Investment Act Standardized Record (WIASRD) files are maintained by each of the ADARE project partners. WIASRD coverage begins in July 2000 for all states except Ohio (which begins in July 2001). The WIASRD files maintained by the ADARE project partners include personal attribute, services received, and outcomes information for each One-Stop customer registered under Title I-B of the WIA. Each partner’s WIASRD file is currently updated annually, but plans are underway to receive quarterly updates.

8 LONGITUDINAL FILES OF ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS OTHER The ADARE project partners are currently negotiating the acquisition of historical UI claimant and Job Service registrant administrative records. A partner-specific matrix of data source time coverage is being updated as each partner completes successful (or unsuccessful) negotiation of new file acquisition. Some of the ADARE project partners have received authorized access to public postsecondary education records for approved research studies. Again, all records described in this presentation are confidential. Complex two-party and multi-party data sharing agreements have been negotiated to permit the acquisition, maintenance, and use of the confidential administrative records for approved research and evaluation purposes.

9 Low Income and Welfare Client Priorities Peter Mueser – University of Missouri, Columbia David Stevens – University of Baltimore, Maryland

10 Overview What are patterns of employment, earnings and TANF receipt before and after WIA participation? How do these differ by type of WIA participation? Are there important differences across states?

11 Method of Analysis PY2000 (7/00-6/01) Adult and Dislocated Worker records are extracted from WIASRD state data files. State Unemployment Insurance “wage record” data are matched, providing quarterly earnings in –2 years prior to program year –program year –year following program year State administrative data identify TANF receipt over same period.

12 Method of Analysis Employment, mean earnings, and % receiving TANF are tabulated for each quarter States include –Florida –Georgia –Illinois –Maryland –Missouri –Texas

13 Large Employment Gains Adult Employment

14 Large earnings gains, especially for Training Employed Adult Earnings

15 Adult Earnings (Training) By State States have very similar patterns

16 Adults TANF

17 TANF receipt declines, especially for Training participants

18 OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTNER References: –TANF Leavers: Examining the Relationship Between the Receipt of Housing Assistance and Post-TANF Well- Being, Cityscape, 6:2 (2003), pp –Work Participation and Length of Stay in HUD-Assisted Housing, Cityscape, 6:2 (2003), pp –HUD Announces $54 Million to Train Young People and Expand Affordable Housing, News Release, December 23, –The Role of Program Evaluations and Research Studies in Assessing Program Performance, Appendix 3: Performance and Accountability Report, Fiscal Year 2002, pp. A-6 through A-11.

19 OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTNER The purpose of this presentation is to explore ways in which the ADARE project can supplement the existing HUD research strategy. To this end we offer some suggestions on possible research linkages: –Refinement of Housing Assistance/Post-TANF Well-Being research and/or Adaptation of Housing Assistance/Post- TANF Well-Being research design to post-Workforce Investment Act sub-populations. -Research on the dynamics of Housing Assistance, TANF cash assistance spells and duration, and unemployment compensation spells and duration. -Refinement of HUD Work Participation/Length of Stay in HUD-Assisted Housing research. -Youthbuild program research—38 percent of current year funding is in ADARE project states. Also practical to cover Youthbuild funding in these states.

20 OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTNER cont. –Census Bureau Local Workforce Dynamics Program Quarterly Workforce Indicators used by ADARE project partners as context for analysis of affordable housing supply-and-demand dynamics. –Content of and access to HUD micro data files? Multifamily Tenant Characteristics System (MTCS) Tenant Rental Assistance Certification System (TRACS) Other?


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