Strengthening Rural Families

By the Numbers: Using Data to Drive Action on Behalf of Children and Families

Posted December 31, 2007
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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Data collection and analysis are part of the Casey Foundation’s framework for the economic success of rural families, known as Earn It, Keep It, Grow It. Specifically, this brief illustrates how data collection and analysis can influence decisions to improve the well-being of low-income working families in Minnesota.​

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Key Takeaway

Using data helps to engage communities

Data were first used to encourage community participa­tion in moving toward positive change. Data have since been used very successfully to better understand the needs of working families in rural areas and to design strategies that support them.