Sources and datasets

These are the main sources and datasets that I used during my research. If you are looking for academic papers on family and children homelessness, feel free to contact me, I read a bunch of them during the preliminary stage of this project.

Some of the data that you see in this project were calculated by me. Most of them are just simple percentages. In case you want to know from where I got those numbers, please, let me know.

-National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE). Federal Data Summary School Years 2011-12 to 2013-14.

The NCHE provides "technical assistance and information center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program". It is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

-National Center for for Education Statistics (NCES).

It is part of the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences.

-Council on Homelessness. Annual reports from 2015 and 2012.

It is defined as a interagency, that represents "state agency heads" and "statewide organizations and homeless advocacy groups."

-U.S. Department of Education. Consolidated State Report performance report. Parts I and II.

Federal agency.

-National Bureau of Economic Research.

It defines itself as a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization. It is funded by "research grants from government agencies and private foundations, by investment income, and by contributions from individuals and corporations."

-Shimberg Center for Housing Studies. The Florida Housing Data Clearinghouse (FHDC).

The Shimberg Center for Housing Studies is associated to the University of Florida. In its web is published who support the center.

-U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics.

Federal agency of the U.S. Department of Labor.

-First Focus. The Effect of the Great Recession on Child Well-Being.

First Focus defines itself as "bipartisan advocacy organization."


Research center within The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute.

-Pew Research Center.

It defines itself as a nonprofit, nonpartisan fact tank. It's main funder is The Pew Charitable Trust. It is explained here.

-Child Trends.

Defined as a nonprofit research organization. Their funders are foundations and public institutions. It can be read in their web.

-Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness. Aftershocks: The Lasting Impact of Homelessness on Student Achievement.

It defines itself as a "independent nonprofit" organization.

-Office of Economic & Demographic Research..

"Research arm" of the Legislature of Florida.

-Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Agency of the Department of Commerce.

-Florida Department of Children & families.

State agency.

-Bureau of Economic and Business Research.

Research center of the University of Florida.

-Florida Department of Education.

State agency.

-Kids Count.

Project from the private foundation Annie E. Casey.

Luis Melgar | School of Communication | University of Miami | 2016