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Social Welfare Program Administration and Evaluation and Policy Analysis Using Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD) on Admi

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Social Welfare Program Administration and Evaluation and Policy Analysis Using Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD) on Admi
New technology in knowledge discovery and data mining (KDD) make it possible to extract valuable information from operational data. Private businesses already use the technology for better management, planning, and marketing. Social welfare government agencies have a wealth of information about the experiences of families and individuals that are the most needy in our society in their administrative databases. These data too can be mined and analyzed with proper application of KDD technology. Such social science research could be priceless for better welfare program administration, program evaluation, and policy analysis. In this paper, we discuss a successful case study involving research in computer science as well as social welfare. In a long standing collaboration between the North Carolina DHHS and the University of North Carolina, we have (1) successfully built a longitudinal information system that tracks the experiences of families and individuals on welfare in NC since 1995 (...
Hye-Chung (Monica) Kum, Dean Duncan, Kimberly Flai
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Type Conference
Year 2003
Where DGO
Authors Hye-Chung (Monica) Kum, Dean Duncan, Kimberly Flair, Wei Wang 0010
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