State Policy and Politics Database (SPPD)

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The State Policy & Politics Database (SPPD) is a compilation of annual data on state policies and politics that are particularly relevant for population health. The SPPD includes several categories of policies, including labor and economic policies (e.g., minimum wage levels, right to work laws), social safety net policies (e.g., earned income tax credits, SNAP), behavior-related policies (e.g., tobacco taxes, opioid prescribing), as well as the political ideology of the states' government and citizens. Most measures are available annually from 1980 to 2021.

Product Details

Product Type
Geographic Linkages Repository (GLR)
Latest Release January 2023
  1. Geographic Linkages Repository (GLR) datasets are available only to users of the MiCDA Enclave VDI, and are only available for use with restricted data geographic information products.
  2. The geographic information contained in this dataset is not included in any HRS public file and may not be merged with any other Restricted Data Set without the explicit written permission of HRS.