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May 15, 2007

Center Co-Director Presents Research At Iassist Conference

Claudia Coulton


Claudia Coulton, Co-Director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, is presenting the Catalog of Administrative Data Sources for Neighborhood Indicators at the IASSIST (International Association for Social Science Information Services & Technology) 2007 Conference in Montreal. This monograph discusses using neighborhood indicators to identify problems, plan programs, stimulate community activism, target investments, evaluate initiatives and otherwise inform the community about itself.

This monograph discusses using neighborhood indicators to identify problems, plan programs, stimulate community activism, target investments, evaluate initiatives and otherwise inform the community about itself. The document begins with a brief section on recent developments in neighborhood indicators work, followed by a discussion of some of the practical and methodological challenges of using administrative records data for indicators. The main body of the monograph is a catalog that describes the types of administrative records that are being used to craft neighborhood indicators.

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