Costs of State Longitudinal Data Systems

By Jenna Leventoff, August 24, 2018

State Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) match data about individuals from different sources over time, and serve as an important resource for state policymakers, researchers, and the public. When states and other entities consider building longitudinal data systems, it is helpful to understand the costs involved. This fact sheet provides examples of select costs associated with implementing and maintaining an SLDS.