Los Angeles County’s Enterprise Linkages Project: An Example of the Use of Integrated Data Systems in Making Data-Driven Policy and Program Decisions.California Journal of Politics and Policy (2012)
Governments at all levels are tasked with administering public pro- grams that serve large numbers of people. The use of integrated data systems (IDS), which can be used to link administrative records from multiple public agencies into one database, offer a unique mechanism for providing the type of comprehensive information that is important for understanding the complex needs of vulnerable populations and for making data-based policy and program decisions that translate into more effective and efficient policies. In this paper, we draw on recent efforts to restructure Los Angeles County’s General Relief (GR) Program – a cash assistance program for indigent adults – as an example of how the effective use of IDS can play a crucial role in generating evidence that can guide important program and policy decisions.
Citation InformationThomas Byrne, Stephen Metraux, Manuel Moreno, Dennis P Culhane, et al.. "Los Angeles County’s Enterprise Linkages Project: An Example of the Use of Integrated Data Systems in Making Data-Driven Policy and Program Decisions." California Journal of Politics and Policy Vol. 4 Iss. 2 (2012)
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