Welfare Reform: Using Local Labor Market Data for Policy Analysis and Program Planning

Journal Article by Laura Leete, Neil Bania, Claudia Coulton

Center on Poverty and Community Development   (Cleveland)

This article describes efforts to develop a local labor market information system to assess the local labor market effects of welfare reform, including the methodology and data sources. The focus is on the Cleveland-Akron Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area as an example of how this information can be assembled and used for policy analysis and program planning and implementation at the local level.