AISP Network: Child Household Integrated Longitudinal Data System (CHILD)

About the Work

Case Western Reserve University’s Child Household Integrated Longitudinal Data (CHILD) system covers children and young adults living in Cuyahoga County beginning with the 1989 birth cohort. Data from numerous agencies (approx. 35) are linked at the individual level and allow the University’s Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development and their agency data partners to better understand and address cross-sector policy issues and program needs.

Child Household Integrated Longitudinal Data System (CHILD) is hosted by Case Western Reserve University.

Integrating data since: 2001

Jurisdiction: Cuyahoga County

Scale: county

Contact: Rob Fischer, Associate Professor
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Cuyahoga County

About the Data

Data Included

Vital Records
Child Welfare
Early Childhood
Education
Justice
Economic
Security
Homelessness/Housing
Nonprofit

Current Data Uses

Research
To inform policy
Program evaluation
Outcomes oriented/performance-based contracting
Inform funding allocation/budget decisions
Community needs assessment
Predictive analytics/forecasting

Relevant Policy Priorities

Adult justice
Child welfare
Early childhood education
Early childhood risk factors
Economic mobility/employment
Healthcare service use
Homelessness
Housing
Juvenile justice
K-12 education
Social determinants of health

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