Child Support: Guidelines Database

Background Users can track legislation related to child support. Topics include: child care expenses, low income guidelines, retroactive child support, shared parenting and medical support. The Child Support Guidelines Database is maintained by the National Conference of State Legislatures. This database allows users to track legislation related to child support. Topics include: child care expenses, low income guidelines, retroactive support, shared parenting, and medical support. Data Notes Users can search…

Marriage Calculator: Financial Consequences of Marriage Decisions

Users can calculate the total monthly income of an individual or couple, including taxes and transfers, according to living arrangement. The calculator analyzes tax and public assistance programs. Background The “Marriage Calculator: Financial Consequences of Marriage Decisions” is maintained by the Urban Institute, a social and economic policy research center. This calculator allows users to calculate the total monthly income of a couple or individual, according to economic and demographic…

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)

Users can search and download state legislation for issues related to criminal justice, education, employment policy, immigrant policy, transportation, health care access, and public health. Background The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) maintains legislative tracking databases regarding public health issues such as criminal justice, education, employment policy, immigrant policy, transportation, health care access, and public health. Database Capabilities Users can search tracking databases for relevant legislation by year, topic,…

National Survey of America’s Families (NSAF)

Background Users can download this dataset pertaining to the effects of federal policy changes decentralizing social programs from the federal government to the states on low-income families. Topics include: health care, income security, job training and social services. The National Survey of America’s Families (NSAF) is a multi-year project conducted by the Urban Institute and Child Trend. The NSAF tracks the effects of federal policy changes decentralizing social programs from…

National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG)

Background Users can download data and reports on information related to families in the United States. Topics covered include, and are not limited to: HIV testing, contraception use, fatherhood and teen pregnancy. The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) is part of the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The survey was originally designed to obtain data on marriage, divorce, contraception, infertility,…

Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP)

Users can view and download data pertaining to employment, income, and program participation of American households. Topics include: child care, program participation, health care utilization, health care costs, disability, school enrollment, and taxes. Background The United States Census Bureau conducts the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). The purpose of the SIPP is to evaluate the effectiveness of federal, state and local government programs. This survey provides information regarding…

Transfer Income Model (TRIM3)

Users can download reports and access a simulation model of the effect of major governmental tax, transfer and health programs on the U.S. population at the individual, family, state and national level. Background The Transfer Income Model, version 3 (TRIM3) is a microsimulation model developed and maintained by the Urban Institute and is funded primarily through the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). TRIM3 simulates the effect of major…

Welfare Rules Database

Users can search this database to understand cash assistance programs that very by state. Background The Welfare Rules Database is maintained by the Urban Institute, a social and economic policy research center. This database is a resource for researchers seeking to understand and describe cash assistance programs that vary by state. This database allows users to compare cash assistance programs between states, research changes in cash assistance rules by state,…