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AFDC Data Archive

The AFDC Data Archive contains Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) characteristics files from 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1977, and 1979, as well as AFDC quality control data from 1983–1997.

The archive was funded by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It was developed by staff of the Urban Institute.

In the past, these data were primarily housed on an HHS/ASPE website at . An archived version of the HHS data can be accessed at the Internet Archive at this URL: .
The data, their corresponding codebooks, and other supporting files are available for download here as well as at the Internet Archived version of the HHS/ASPE site.

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Release Date
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
United States
Temporal Coverage
1967-01-01 00:00 to 1997-12-31 00:00
HHS ASPE - Urban Institute
Contact Name
Urban Institute
Contact Email
Public Access Level
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Data Dictionary Files
Original Data Source
Citation Requirements

Urban Institute. 2019. AFDC Data Archive. Accessible from Data originally sourced from , developed at the Urban Institute, and made available under the ODC-BY 1.0 Attribution License.