Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Population Research Discovery Seminars

Adding Demographic Information to Administrative Data

Jennie Romich, Associate Professor, UW School of Social Work

Mark Long, Professor, UW Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

Elizabeth Pelletier, Doctoral Candidate, UW Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

 

Register for Zoom Seminar HERE

02/12/2021
12:30-1:30 PM PT

Co-Sponsor(s):

West Coast Poverty Center

This presentation describes data innovations which will bring new capacity to analyze the impact of local minimum wage laws and other policy interventions on household income and program participation. Using a resource which we have developed in conjunction with state agencies, the Washington Merged Longitudinal Administrative Data (WMLAD), we have augmented Unemployment Insurance (UI) administrative employment and earnings records with individual demographic and geographic identifiers. We have developed and are in the process of testing methods to construct households from these data. 


Jennie Romich, PhD is a Professor at the UW School of Social Work, Faculty Director of the West Coast Poverty Center, and a proud CSDE affiliate.

Mark Long is a Professor at the UW Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences, and a proud CSDE affiliate.

Elizabeth Pelletier is a PhD student at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at UW and a CSDE trainee. Previously, she worked as a researcher at the Urban Institute and was a Fulbright research grantee.