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Please feel free to make use of these data for your research. They have been collected from publicly available sources, and none of the information is propriety. Therefore, there are no restrictions on their use. However, I ask that users consult the institutions responsible for collecting and archiving these data if questions should arise. The usual disclaimer applies: I cannot and will not vouch for the underlying accuracy of the information; I can only state that they have been faithfully gathered and uploaded. Please report any bugs or data entry errors to me. Thank you.

Crime Data
Data Series: FBI Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), 1960-2003
File Format: Excel; Stata
File Description: codebook
Additional Information: http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm

Economic Data
Data Series: LAUS County Labor Force and Unemployment, 1985-2004
File Format: Excel85_89; Excel90_04; Stata85_04
File Description: codebook85_89; codebook90_04
Additional Information: http://www.bls.gov/LAU/

Child Care Establishments, Employment, and Earnings Data
Data Series: QCEW of UI-Covered Employed (NAICS), 1990-2004
File Format: Excel; Stata
File Description: codebook
Additional Information: http://www.bls.gov/cew/#overview

State Welfare and Social Policy Reforms Data
Data Series: TANF, EITC, and CCDF, 1985-2004
File Format: Excel; Stata
File Description: codebook
Additional Information: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/welfare_employ/state_tanf/index.ht ml
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/wmprints/green/index.html

State Demographic, Economic, and Policy Data
Data Series: State Characteristics, 1974-2004
File Format: Excel; Stata
File Description: codebook
Additional Information: http://aspe.hhs.gov/HSP/Waiver-Policies99/policy_CEA.htm
http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/

Chris M. Herbst | Associate Professor | School of Public Affairs | Arizona State University | chris.herbst@asu.edu | 602.446.0458