The Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse, funded through a cooperative agreement with ICF, is part of OPRE’s ongoing research and dissemination agenda related to self-sufficiency. From 2013-2018, this agenda also included the multi-faceted Family Self-Sufficiency and Stability Research Consortium. The mission of the Consortium was “to improve the lives of low-income families and children through better policies and practices by integrating research, policy, and practice on family self-sufficiency and stability; by engaging federal, state, and local actors in meaningful conversations and supporting them to be better producers and users of data; and by doing path-breaking, rigorous, and relevant research on contemporary questions related to family self-sufficiency and stability.” The Consortium included:
- The 2013-2018 Family Self-Sufficiency and Stability Research Scholars Network, which supported cooperative agreements with scholars to work independently and collectively on systematic, multidisciplinary examinations of the current gaps in family self-sufficiency and stability research.
- The Family Self-Sufficiency Data Center, which supported the development, implementation, and ongoing operations of a data center to foster family self-sufficiency research and activities.
- The Advancing Welfare and Family Self-Sufficiency Research project, which provided timely and flexible research and evaluation support to the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and its stakeholders and was led by Mathematica Policy Research.
This page features research that the Scholars and the Data Center produced as part of their OPRE-funded projects throughout the duration of the Consortium.