Social Policy Simulation

In Oregon and across the nation, low-income families rely on many government programs to help make ends meet, yet decision-makers often lack a way to see how these programs work together. By integrating nearly 100 formulas into a single tool, the Oregon Enterprise Data Analytics’ Social Policy Simulation gives a holistic view of the financial supports available to Oregon’s families in need. You can compare scenarios and view results in dynamic data visualization displays by using the Interactive Social Policy Simulation below.

 Executive Summary

Interactive Social Policy Simulation (BETA)

Two-year Employment Outcomes for Adults in the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Program

The Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program provides cash assistance, employment and training to low-income families with children. One of the statutory goals of the TANF program is the 'end dependence on welfare by promoting job preparation and work.' To better understand the TANF program's impact towards achieving this goal, Oregon Enterprise Data Analytics used over twelve years of administrative data from the Integrated Client Services data warehouse to uncover if adults have higher incomes and/or work more hours after participating in the program.

TANF Employment Outcomes

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Population analysis of baby boomers and APD program

The baby boomer APD project analyzes existing sources of data to look at the population of Oregon citizens age 55 plus in order to determine their demographic profiles and to anticipate potential state service need in the next ten to twenty years.

Student mobility impacts on student achievement

Children with high transience may exhibit a significant achievement gaps when compared to students with greater family stability. This study investigates how social services to families or destabilizing events (such as moving) intersect with children’s school performance outcomes such as absences and graduation from high school and longer-term outcomes such as teen pregnancy and employment. It also explores key strategies to provide early support for students who move frequently and face challenges at home requiring social services.​​​