Research Report Understanding the Consequences of Hurricane Katrina for ACF Service Populations
A Feasibility Assessment of Study Approaches
Fredrica D. Kramer, Kenneth Finegold, Daniel Kuehn
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This report is an analysis of alternative datasets and research approaches to assess the effects of Hurricane Katrina on populations served by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Children and Families (ACF). The assessment addresses four overarching research questions, with an emphasis on using existing datasets: 1) where did populations of interest go and where are they living since Katrina; what are the effects on income and employment; what are the needs for ACF programs and services; and how did the disaster affect ACF programs themselves? The report includes an extensive annotated bibliography of analyses through January 2007.

Research Areas Social safety net Climate, disasters, and environment
Tags Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Disaster recovery and mitigation
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population