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Documents and Presentations Enabled by or Related to the Administrative Data Research and Evaluation (ADARE) Project 1998-2012
U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
Agreement K-6558-8-00-80-60
David W. Stevens, Project Director, November 12, 2012

Welcome to ADARE

ADARE is the Administrative Data Research and Evaluation alliance of nine state partners covering 43 percent of the U.S. civilian labor force. Each state partner has negotiated data sharing agreements with state agency owners of pertinent administrative data. These agreements permit controlled access to administrative data sources for authorized research and evaluation purposes that do not disclose the identity of individuals or business entities. Historical data series are routinely updated on established schedules. Together, the nine alliance partners and their state agency colleagues comprise a reliable and rapid-response capability to conduct research and evaluation studies of immediate policy relevance based on a high standard of objective scholarship.

Pie Chart

The ADARE alliance began in 1998 with five states having a common capacity to respond to immediate welfare-to-work policy questions posed by the Office of Policy Development, Evaluation and Research in the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor.

The five charter states (1998)-Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Missouri, and Texas; Illinois (1999); Washington (2002); California and Ohio (2004). For more information about ADARE partners see Partners page.

Administrative Data

Administrative data are information collected in the routine management of programs, such as the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, and state Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Job Service programs. These data differ from statistical information that is collected exclusively for research or evaluation studies.

Learn more about ADARE.