Countywide Evaluation of the Long-Term Family Self-Sufficiency Plan

Indicators, Data Sources, and Geographical Units of Analysis

by John Hedderson, Robert F. Schoeni

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To promote sustained self-sufficiency among CalWORKS families, former CalWORKS families and other low-income families, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted a Long-Term Family Self-Sufficiency (LTFSS) Plan on November 16, 1999. Implementation of the Plan is proceeding under a results-based accountability framework. Crucial to that framework is the selection of indicators of progress toward the desired results. The County has chosen 26 indicators and this document develops these indicators along several dimensions.

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