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The SSRC Library allows visitors to access materials related to self-sufficiency programs, practice and research. Visitors can view common search terms, conduct a keyword search or create a custom search using any combination of the filters at the left side of this page. To conduct a keyword search, type a term or combination of terms into the search box below, select whether you want to search the exact phrase or the words in any order, and click on the blue button to the right of the search box to view relevant results.

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  • Individual Author: The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality; The Russell Sage Foundation
    Reference Type: Dataset
    Year: 2013

    Description: Recession Trends provides 16 up-to-date briefs by top scholars addressing recent trends in wealth, consumption, the labor market, housing, poverty, safety net systems, health, education, crime, attitudes, and a variety of other domains. The site also archives over a thousand time series and allows visitors to build their own graphs representing  key trends in 16 domain areas.

    Population: The data for Recession Trends come from dozens of high-quality data sets.  Full source and methodological information is provided on the site for each time series.

    Periodicity: The data are updated annually and, for some series, reach back a half-century or even longer.

    (Information adapted from the publisher)

    Description: Recession Trends provides 16 up-to-date briefs by top scholars addressing recent trends in wealth, consumption, the labor market, housing, poverty, safety net systems, health, education, crime, attitudes, and a variety of other domains. The site also archives over a thousand time series and allows visitors to build their own graphs representing  key trends in 16 domain areas.

    Population: The data for Recession Trends come from dozens of high-quality data sets.  Full source and methodological information is provided on the site for each time series.

    Periodicity: The data are updated annually and, for some series, reach back a half-century or even longer.

    (Information adapted from the publisher)

  • Individual Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Reference Type: Dataset
    Year: 2010

    Description: This survey explores the extent to which children with special health care needs (CSHCN) have medical homes, adequate health insurance, access to needed services, adequate care coordination, and that parents are satisfied with their child’s care. Other topics may include functional difficulties, transition services, and questions.

    Population: Children aged zero to 17 years with special health care needs in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

    Periodicity: Data available for the following collection periods: October 2000-April 2002, April 2005-February 2007, January 2009- March 2011, 2016-2017.

    Additional relevant topics covered in this dataset: Special needs.

    (Information adapted from the publisher)

    For more information, please see the Compendium of Family-Self Sufficiency Databases.

    Description: This survey explores the extent to which children with special health care needs (CSHCN) have medical homes, adequate health insurance, access to needed services, adequate care coordination, and that parents are satisfied with their child’s care. Other topics may include functional difficulties, transition services, and questions.

    Population: Children aged zero to 17 years with special health care needs in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

    Periodicity: Data available for the following collection periods: October 2000-April 2002, April 2005-February 2007, January 2009- March 2011, 2016-2017.

    Additional relevant topics covered in this dataset: Special needs.

    (Information adapted from the publisher)

    For more information, please see the Compendium of Family-Self Sufficiency Databases.