Social and Behavioral Policy Surveys and Data Sets

High-quality survey data provides the foundation for social policy research. RAND Social and Economic Well-Being provides several data sets for public and restricted use.

  • RAND Family Life Surveys (FLS)

    The Family Life Surveys are a set of detailed household and community surveys of developing countries conducted by RAND, in collaboration with research institutions in the given countries. The currently available country surveys cover Malaysia (1976-77, 1988-89), Indonesia (1993, 1997, 2000, 2007, 2014), Guatemala (1995), and Bangladesh (1996).

  • Displaced New Orleans Residents Survey (DNORS) Assesses Vulnerable Populations, Post-Katrina

    The new Displaced New Orleans Residents Survey examines the current location, well-being, and plans of people who lived in the City of New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina struck in August 2005.

  • RAND Indonesia Data Core

    The RAND Indonesia Data Core is an online digital library of Indonesian data surveys and documentation with Indonesian originals and English translations. Surveys cover socieconomic status, the labor force, small and large businesses, households, and urban and rural prices.

  • Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey

    The Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey (L.A.FANS) is a longitudinal study of families in Los Angeles County, California, and of the neighborhoods in which they live.

  • RAND HRS Data Files based on the Health and Retirement Study

    The Health and Retirement Study (HRS) is a longitudinal survey of the U.S. population over age 50 conducted by the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. RAND has made several data sets available to facilitate researchers’ work with the HRS.

  • CalWORKs Datasets

    RAND conducted, under contract from the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), a statewide evaluation of the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Program.