Online Research & Resources

Jordan Institute for Families

Faculty and staff associated with the Jordan Institute are engaged in a variety of research, evaluation, and technical assistance projects involving issues affecting families and the communities in which they live. The Jordan Institute aims to develop more innovative solutions to the challenges facing families and communities, explore and share practices that strengthen families, and encourage informed debate about diverse approaches for strengthening families and communities.

Management Assistance

This resource is for the Work First Program Management assistance for the Work First Program is a result of the partnership between the Jordan Institute for Families at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Department of Health and Human Services. This site contains work related to the collection, analysis, and interpretation of Work First county-specific Work First data. For each county, demographics, caseload characteristics, caseload dynamics, and data on two parent caseloads and child-only caseloads are presented.

Center for Budget and Policy Priorities

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is a nonpartisan research organization and policy institute that conducts research and analysis on a range of government policies and programs, with an emphasis on those affecting low- and moderate-income people.

NC Cooperative Extension

The Family and Consumer Sciences Program is a part of the NC State Extension, which is the largest outreach program at NC State University. Based in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, we reach millions of North Carolina citizens each year through local centers in the state’s 100 counties and with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

Welfare Information Network

A clearinghouse of national information, policy analysis, and technical assistance on welfare reform. Specifically covers 75-80 subject areas including agency information, childcare, job readiness, rural issues, and management information systems. Numerous links to other welfare websites.