Appendix B
Summary of Current Welfare Reform Projects

The table is organized according to broad classifications of types of studies: (1) descriptive or monitoring studies; (2) studies of welfare leavers or divertees; (3) studies that employ experimental evaluation designs (these studies may also include components that use other evaluation or data collection methods; (4) studies that use multiple methods of evaluation; (5) implementation or process studies; (6) program description data collection studies; (7) data collection or data development projects; (8) technical assistance for evaluation or data collection; and (9) other studies that cannot be otherwise classified. In many cases, studies may fit in multiple categories, but we have only included them into one primary category.

The information in this appendix comes from the Research Forum’s web site (http://www.researchforum.org/), the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s Welfare Reform Research Database (http://www.dwd.state.wi.us/dwd/wrr/), Congressional Research Service (2000), and from reviews of web sites of study investigators.

This appendix summarizes current studies (as of this writing) of welfare reform and related welfare policies.



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Evaluating Welfare Reform in an Era of Transition Appendix B Summary of Current Welfare Reform Projects The table is organized according to broad classifications of types of studies: (1) descriptive or monitoring studies; (2) studies of welfare leavers or divertees; (3) studies that employ experimental evaluation designs (these studies may also include components that use other evaluation or data collection methods; (4) studies that use multiple methods of evaluation; (5) implementation or process studies; (6) program description data collection studies; (7) data collection or data development projects; (8) technical assistance for evaluation or data collection; and (9) other studies that cannot be otherwise classified. In many cases, studies may fit in multiple categories, but we have only included them into one primary category. The information in this appendix comes from the Research Forum’s web site (http://www.researchforum.org/), the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s Welfare Reform Research Database (http://www.dwd.state.wi.us/dwd/wrr/), Congressional Research Service (2000), and from reviews of web sites of study investigators. This appendix summarizes current studies (as of this writing) of welfare reform and related welfare policies.

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Evaluating Welfare Reform in an Era of Transition TABLE B-1 Summary of Current Welfare Reform Projects Project Title Investigators Study Description State/Locality Studied Data Sources Descriptive Study/Monitoring   Assessing Effective Welfare-to-Work Strategies for Domestic Violence Victims and Survivors in the Options/Opciones Project Center for Impact Research (in partnership with the Illinois Department of Human Services) Descriptive analysis of assessment and case management of services for victims of domestic violence Chicago, IL Administrative data, survey Assessing the Effects of Welfare Reform on California’s Most Precarious Families Center for Social Services Research, School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley Descriptive study of well-being of hard-to-serve welfare recipients Alameda and Los Angeles Counties, CA Administrative data, direct observations of child interactions, ethnography, focus group, secondary data, survey Child Care Subsidy Duration Study D.Schexnayder; Columbia University, Oregon State University Descriptive study FL, IL, MD, MA, OR Linked longitudinal data sets of children receiving subsidies Devolution, Welfare Reform, and Well-Being Study: New York Social Indicators Survey Columbia School of Social Work Tracks individual and family well-being over time NYC Administrative data, survey of 2,250 households, structured interviews with 1,000 households Disaggregating the TANF Child-Only Cases in Three States Lewin Group Describes composition and trends in child-only TANF cases CA, FL, MO Administrative records and case file records, interviews with state and county staff The Dynamics of AFDC, Medicaid and Food Stamp Use Chapin Hall Center for Children, University of Chicago Description and event-history analysis IL State-level administrative data

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Evaluating Welfare Reform in an Era of Transition Effects of Welfare-to-Work Programs in Illinois Chapin Hall Center for Children, University of Chicago Descriptive study of welfare employment experiences of AFDC/ TANF recipients for 1991–1999 IL Administrative data Evaluation of the North Carolina Work First Program MAXIMUS Descriptive study, nonexperimental evaluations, implementation/process study NC Administrative data, survey of current and former recipients, site visits for implementation data Evaluation of Washington State’s Welfare Reform Washington State Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee Cost-benefit study, descriptive study, implementation/process study WA Administrative data, field research, survey, program descriptions and documents Expanding Medicaid Enrollment Using Tax Data (in development) New Mexico Human Services Department N/A NM Administrative data from tax records to assess Medicaid eligibility Georgia Welfare Reform Impact Assessment Georgia Department of Human Resources Study of former welfare recipients GA Administrative data, survey data Growing Up in Poverty Project University of California, Berkeley, and Yale University Descriptive study to track child development and school readiness for welfare populations New Haven, CT; San Francisco, CA; Santa Clara, CA; Tampa, FL Developmental assessments and screenings, field research, focus group, survey Illinois Families Study University Consortium on Welfare Reform Descriptive embedded child outcomes study Nine counties in IL Administrative data, longitudinal data survey colllected annually on sample representatives of IL caseloads

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Evaluating Welfare Reform in an Era of Transition Project Title Investigators Study Description State/Locality Studied Data Sources Maximizing Job Opportunities for Welfare Recipients Through Expansion of Value-Added Industries in Economically Disadvantaged Rural Areas Louisiana State University Descriptive study of small group of welfare recipients and local employers Rural and remote areas of LA Focus groups, interviews with employers and recipients Monitoring the Impact of Welfare Reform on American Indian Families Washington University School of Social Work Descriptive and monitoring study, implementation/ process study Within the state of Arizona in-depth interviews will be conducted at three reservations Administrative data, annual surveys with 400 families with children, focus group, program descriptions, and documents Nevada Welfare Reform Evaluation University of Nevada, Reno Descriptive study NV Administrative data, survey Rural Welfare-to-Work Strategies Project: Iowa Iowa State University Descriptive study of transportation needs of rural welfare populations Lee County, IA Administrative data, focus group, secondary data, survey San Bernardino County (CA) TANF Recipients Study MAXIMUS Longitudinal descriptive study Study of sample of TANF recipients San Bernardino County, CA Administrative data and survey data The State of the Child Chapin Hall Center for Children Monitoring study of child well-being IL Multiple data sources Welfare Reform and Its Impact on Persons with Disabilities Part of Three-City Study with funding from DHHS/ASPE Descriptive study Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; San Antonio, TX Will be initial part of 5-year longitudinal study

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Evaluating Welfare Reform in an Era of Transition Work First New Jersey Evaluation Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. Descriptive study, implementation/process study NJ Administrative data, ethnography, focus group, program descriptions and documents, longitudinal survey of 2,000 families over 5 years Youth Fair Chance Program Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. Descriptive study 17 sites in high-poverty areas Telephone survey of youth in target areas Welfare Leaver and Diversion Studies Illinois Study of Former TANF Clients University of Illinois Descriptive study of cohorts of welfare leavers IL Administrative data, survey Illinois TANF Applicant Study MAXIMUS Study of 6,000 people who initiate application for TANF but withdraw or are denied IL Administrative survey, site visits to offices to observe practices Impact of Welfare Reform on Women Leaving TANF in Georgia Georgia State University Applied Research Center 3 cohorts of welfare leavers GA Administrative data, longitudinal survey Iowa Leavers Project Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. One cohort of welfare leavers IA Administrative data, survey of leavers 8–11 months after leaving Kentucky Welfare Reform Evaluation University of Louisville, Kentucky Descriptive study of welfare leavers. Also develops database for future studies KY Survey of 3,225 clients discontinued from TANF subsample for longitudinal follow-up Missouri Welfare Reform Results Study Missouri Department of Social Services Descriptive study of two cohorts welfare leavers MO Administrative data, survey

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Evaluating Welfare Reform in an Era of Transition Project Title Investigators Study Description State/Locality Studied Data Sources New Mexico TANF Longitudinal Study MAXIMUS Longitudinal study of TANF recipients and leavers NM Administrative data, survey of 2,500 randomly sampled cases New York Leavers Project Nelson A.Rockefeller Institute of Government, New York State Department of Social Services Descriptive study of two cohorts of welfare leavers NY Administrative data, survey San Mateo County Leavers Project SPHERE Institute Descriptive study of cohort of welfare leavers San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, CA Administrative data, survey South Carolina: State Welfare Reform Evaluation Program South Carolina Department of Social Services, Office of Program Reform, Evaluation and Research Descriptive study of TANF leavers, Ethnographic study SC Administrative data, indepth interviews, survey of 1,000 former recipients South Carolina Welfare and Food Stamp Leavers Study MAXIMUS Longitudinal descriptive study of TANF leavers and divertees, embedded child outcomes study SC Administrative data, ethnography, survey Survey of Former Family Independence Program Clients South Carolina Department of Social Services, Office of Program Reform, Evaluation and Research Descriptive study of former Family Independence (TANF) recipients SC Administrative and survey data Survey of Welfare Recipients Employed or Sanctioned for Noncompliance Bureau for Business and Economic Research, University of Memphis Descriptive study of former Families First Program participants TN Survey

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Evaluating Welfare Reform in an Era of Transition Texas Welfare Applicants and Potential Applicants Study Texas Department of Human Services, and University of Texas at Austin Descriptive study of cohorts of TANF applicants and potential applicants TX Administrative data, survey, in-depth interviews Tracking Participants and Families Affected by Welfare Reform in Florida Florida State University Descriptive study of cohorts of welfare leavers and divertees Four multicounty regions in FL Administrative data, survey Washington State’s Families After Welfare Washington Department of Social and Health Services Descriptive study of cohorts of welfare leavers, divertees, and stayers WA Administrative data, survey data The Welfare in Transition Project: Consequences for Women, Families, and Communities Radcliffe Public Policy Institute Descriptive study of welfare recipients and ex-recipients Cambridge and Boston, MA Administrative data, field research, focus group, indepth interviews Wisconsin Leavers Project Institute for Research on Poverty Descriptive study of a cohorts of welfare leavers WI Longitudinal administrative data, base survey of random sample of cohorts of leavers Experimental Design   Arizona’s EMPOWER Program Abt Associates, Inc. Experimental design; random assignment, cost-benefit study Four cities in AZ Longitudinal survey of participants, administrative data, focus group, survey A Better Chance (ABC) Evaluation Abt Associates, Inc. Experimental design, implementation/process study, descriptive study DE Administrative data, field research, focus group, survey

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Evaluating Welfare Reform in an Era of Transition Project Title Investigators Study Description State/Locality Studied Data Sources CAL—Learn Program Evaluation University of California Data Archive and Technical Assistance (UC Data) Random assignment; 2-way factorial design of the two program elements Four counties in CA Three cohorts of AFDC 4,900 teens Canada’s Self-Sufficiency Project Social Research and Demonstration Corporation Implementation/process study, experimental design, descriptive study British Columbia and New Brunswick, Canada Administrative data, focus group, program descriptions and documents, survey Child Outcomes Study of the National Evaluation of Welfare-to-Work Strategies Child Trends funded through DHHS/ASPE Experimental design Atlanta; Columbus, OH; Detroit; Grand Rapids; Oklahoma City; Portland, OR; Riverside, CA Development assessments, direct observation, surveys of mothers Connecticut’s Jobs First Program: Welfare Reform Evaluation Project Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation Experimental design, implementation/process study, cost-benefit study, descriptive study New Haven and Manchester, CT Administrative data, field research, survey Employment Retention and Advancement Project— Impact Evaluations Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation Experimental design cost-benefit analysis, implementation/process study Los Angeles and Riverside Counties, CA; FL; IL; MN; OR; SC; TN; TX; VA Administrative and survey data Indiana Welfare Reform Evaluation Abt Associates, Inc. Experimental design, implementation/process study, cost-benefit study IN Administrative data, keep interviews w/office staff, child outcomes survey, client follow-up survey

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Evaluating Welfare Reform in an Era of Transition Minnesota Family Investment Program Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation Experimental design, implementation/process study, cost-benefit study, descriptive study Eight counties in MN Administrative data, field research, survey Moving to Opportunities for Fair Housing Demonstration Project Abt Associates with U.S. HUD funding Experimental design of program to measure public impact of housing and Section 8 voucher program Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, LA, NYC Administrative data, survey, qualitative data National Evaluation of Welfare-to-Work Strategies and Child Outcome Component Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation and Child Trends Implementation/process study, experimental design, cost-benefit study Seven sites nationwide Administrative data, developmental assessments, screenings/direct observations of child interactions, field research, survey Nebraska Employment First Program Evaluation Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Experimental design, implementation/process study, cost-benefit study Lincoln and Omaha, NE Administrative data, focus group, program descriptions and documents, survey New Visions Evaluation Abt Associates, Inc. Experimental design, implementation/process study Riverside County, CA Administrative data, field research, survey Oregon’s Evaluation of Welfare-to-Work program Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation Experimental design OR Administrative data on 5,547 single parent AFDC applicants and recipients aged 21+ who attended orientation between 10/93 and 10/94

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Evaluating Welfare Reform in an Era of Transition Project Title Investigators Study Description State/Locality Studied Data Sources Parent’s Fair Share Demonstration Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation Experimental design, implementation/process study of program to increase involvement of noncustodial parents with children Seven counties across country Administrative data, survey data, qualitative data, key informant interviews, and site visits Texas Achieving Change for Texans (ACT) Welfare Reform Waiver Evaluation Texas Department of Human Services, University of Texas at Austin Experimental design, implementation/process study Various sites in TX Administrative data, site observations, staff and client interviews, sample of leavers and divertees Vermont’s Welfare Restructuring Project Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation Experimental design, implementation/process study, cost-benefit study Six districts in VT Administrative data, focus group, survey Wisconsin Works Child Support Waiver Demonstration Institute for Research on Poverty Experimental design, implementation/process study WI Administrative and survey data, ethnography, field research, program descriptions and documents, survey Multimethod Study Assessing the New Federalism Child Trends, Urban Institute, and Westat, Inc. Descriptive/analytical study, implementation/ process study, impact study AL, CA, CO, FL, MA, MI, MN, MS, NJ, NY, TX, WA, WI Administrative data, survey, state indicators California: Welfare Reform’s Impact on Legal Immigrants’ Access to Health Care Latino Issues Forum Cost-benefit study, descriptive study, non-experimental impact study CA Administrative data, developmental assessments screenings, survey, program descriptions and documents

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Evaluating Welfare Reform in an Era of Transition CASAWORKS for Families Treatment Research Institute, Inc., M.Gephart Associates Implementation/process study, descriptive analysis and non-experimental analysis of substance abuse policies for welfare recipients Sites in CA, MD, MO, NC NY, OH, OK, PA, TN Administrative data, structured interviews with 1,100 welfare recipients Comprehensive Evaluation of Welfare Reform in New York State New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance Implementation/process study, nonexperimental/ pre-post cohort design, descriptive study NY (specific sites to be determined) Not yet available Evaluating CalWORKS in Los Angeles County Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services Descriptive and monitoring study, process and implementation Los Angeles County, CA Focus groups, survey of recipients and caseworkers Evaluation of Wisconsin Works Child Support Demonstration Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin Nonexperimental impact evaluation, implementation/ process study WI Family Well-Being and Welfare Reform in Iowa Iowa State University In-depth interviews with recipients, case studies of communities Nine sites in IA Administrative data, ethnography, field research, focus group, program descriptions and documents Jobs-Plus Community Revitalization Initiative for Public Housing Families— Employment Demonstration Program Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation Implementation/process study, nonexperimental design Public housing developments in seven cities Administrative data, field research, survey Maryland Family Investment Program (FIP) Evaluation Maryland Department of Human Resources Implementation/process study, Nonexperimental impact study, descriptive study MD Administrative data, focus group, survey

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Evaluating Welfare Reform in an Era of Transition Project Title Investigators Study Description State/Locality Studied Data Sources Project on Devolution and Urban Change Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation Implementation/process study, descriptive study, multiple cohort nonexperimental design, ethnographic study Los Angeles, Miami, Cleveland, Philadelphia Administrative data, field research, survey focus groups and in-depth interviews Rural Welfare Reform Project: Does Welfare Reform Work in Rural America? Ohio University Descriptive study, ethnographic study, implementation/process study 29 Appalachian Ohio counties Administrative data, field research, focus group, program descriptions and documents, survey, indepth interviews, employer interviews Statewide CalWORKS Evaluation RAND under contract with CA DHHS Nonexperimental impact evaluation, cost-benefit study, descriptive study, implementation/process study Certain research activites will examine statewide trends in California, while others will concentrate on six focus counties Administrative data, program descriptions and documents, survey Welfare Children and Families: A Three-City Study Johns Hopkins University, University of Chicago, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Pennsylvania State University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Illinois, Brandeis University, Harvard University Descriptive study, implementation/process study, ethnographic study, embedded child development study Boston, Chicago, and San Antonio Longitudinal survey of low-income households, key informant interviews, direct observations, site visits

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Evaluating Welfare Reform in an Era of Transition Implementation/Process Study   Examining Customer Pathways and Assessment Practices University of Maryland, School of Social Work, Welfare and Child Support Research and Training Unit Process analysis of Maryland’s welfare program which is state supervised, locally administered MD In-person staff interviews, site visits, case record review, observation of worker-customer interactions Expanding Health Insurance Coverage for Low-Income People: Experiments in Five States Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., with Urban Institute Implementation study HA, MD, OK, RI, TN Current Population Survey; interviews with local and state officials, managed care reps, health care providers, consumers; focus groups with consumers and providers Finding Common Ground in the Era of Welfare Reform Center for Population and Family Health, Columbia University Study health outcomes of controls on maternal behavior All 50 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico Administrative data, field research, focus group, program descriptions and documents, survey of state directors of social service programs Front-Line Management and Impact Study Rockefeller Institute of Government Implementation/process study, program description of how TANF programs operate on front lines 11 local welfare offices in GA, MT, NY, TX Structured observations of caseworker/client interaction, interviews with office staff, program description data The Impact of Welfare Reform on Families Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin Study of applicants, divertees, and enrollees Milwaukee, WI Survey with follow-ups

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Evaluating Welfare Reform in an Era of Transition Project Title Investigators Study Description State/Locality Studied Data Sources Impact of Welfare Reform on Social Services Agencies in New York City Hunter College School of Social Work Process study Social service agencies in the New York Metropolitan area (Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island) Survey with purposive sample of senior staff at nonprofit service providers State Capacity Study and Implementing PRWORA Rockefeller Institute of Government Federalism Research Group, SUNY Albany Implementation/process study 20 sample states Field research, program descriptions and documents State Case Studies of Policy and Programs Urban Institute: Assessing the New Federalism Document development and implementation of state policies AL, CA, CO, FL, MA, MI, MN, MS, NJ, NY, TX, WA, WI Collecting data in base year (1996) and in following years Program Description Data   Child Support and Data Analysis Project Center for Law and Social Policy Describe child support programs and financing decisions in states National Administrative data, survey State Case Studies of Policy and Programs Urban Institute: Assessing the New Federalism Document development and implementation of state policies AL, CA, CO, FL, MA, MI, MN, MS, NJ, NY, TX, WA, WI Collecting data in base year (1996) and in following years State Policy Documentation Project Center for Law and Social Policy and Center for Budget and Policy Priorities Collect and summarize program description data National Monitor, document, and analyze state welfare, health, and family support programs

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Evaluating Welfare Reform in an Era of Transition Summaries of Selected Elements of State Programs for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) National Governors Association Program description All states Keeping track of state welfare policies Summary of State Welfare-to-Work plans National Governors Association Program description States with welfare-to-work programs Summarizes state plans Welfare Policy Typology Project Urban Institute with funding from DHHS/ASPE Program description All 50 states Develop characteristics of state welfare policies to use in evaluation research Welfare Rules Database Urban Institute Collects state policy and program description data National Reviews state program plans and caseworker manuals. Interviews with staff administrators to supplement reviews Data Collection and Data Development   California Health Interview Survey UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, and CA Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Institute Survey data collection Statewide and includes local level data for counties with at least 40,000 people Interviews 55,000 households in 2-year cycles; data collection began in November 2000; collects data on health status of adults and children, health insurance coverage, care access, and eligibility and participation in Medi-Cal and Healthy Families Program

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Evaluating Welfare Reform in an Era of Transition Project Title Investigators Study Description State/Locality Studied Data Sources CA Work Pays Demonstration Project University of California Data Archive & Technical Assistance (with California Department of Social Services Research) Data development CA State-level administrative records for AFDC, MediCal, UI, other state and federal assistance programs, and employment tax files; county-level administrative records for AFDC and food stamp programs; nonautomated client records at county welfare offices; and telephone interviews with AFDC recipients Dynamic Employer-Household Data and Social Data Infrastructure Based at Cornell University, funding from Census Bureau and NSF Data linkages and data access for research purposes U.S., broad project includes other countries Links social and economic data from surveys with administrative data from employers and employment related sources; also has a confidentiality and data access development function Fragile Families and Child Well-Being Study Columbia University and Princeton University Survey data collection for later analysis 20 cities randomly selected from all cities over 200,000 Surveys of 4,800 families; initial interviews with mothers at birth of child, follow-up interviews with both parents when child is 12, 30, and 48 months, child assessment at 48 months

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Evaluating Welfare Reform in an Era of Transition Integrated Data Base on Children’s Services Chapin Hall Center for Children Developed linked data sets IL Administrative data from child welfare, TANF, Medicaid, food stamps, special education, corrections, and mental health Iowa Survey of Program Dynamics Iowa State University and Census Bureau Survey data collection IA Modified SPD survey instrument implemented with Iowa sample Los Angeles Study of Families and Communities (LASFC) RAND Longitudinal/household study with child outcomes collection Los Angeles County, CA Administrative data, developmental assessments/ screenings for children, longitudinal survey of 3,250 households Massachusetts Longitudinal Database for Research on Child Support Enforcement and Social Service Agencies Chapin Hall Center for Children Developing outcome indicators MA Constructing a longitudinal database of administrative data from TANF, Medicaid, food stamps, child enforcement, wage reporting, and new hires Michigan Women’s Employment Survey   An urban county in MI Simple random sample of 753 single mothers with children who received cash assistance in Feb. 1997; face-to-face interviews; in total, 3 waves of data to be collected

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Evaluating Welfare Reform in an Era of Transition Project Title Investigators Study Description State/Locality Studied Data Sources National Longitudinal Study of Children and Families in the Child Welfare System DHHS/ASPE Data collection National Longitudinal survey data; sample representative of children and families who enter the child welfare system; over 6,000 childrem; first interview in spring 1999; three annual follow-up rounds planned National Survey of America’s Families Urban Institute: Assessing the New Federalism Data collections and descriptive/monitoring study of well-being of 3 cross-sections AL, CA, CO, FL, MA, MI, MN, MS, NJ, NY, TX, WA, WI Survey of over 40,000 households in 1997; second cross-section in 1999; third cross-section in 2002 New Immigrant Study NYU, RAND, University of Pennsylvania Multiple cohort longitudinal survey of new immigrants National Administrative data, survey Survey of Program Dynamics Census Bureau Survey data collection Nationally representative sample Longitudinal survey. Includes module on child and adolescent well-being National Neighborhood Indicators Project Urban Institute and local partners Data development 12 U.S. cities Will assist other communities in developing neighborhood level information systems for policy making Women’s Employment Survey University of Michigan Poverty Research and Training Center Data collection and descriptive reporting Urban MI county 4-wave panel study of 753 current and former welfare recipients

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Evaluating Welfare Reform in an Era of Transition Technical Assistance for Evaluation or Data Collection Measurement of Impacts on Children in Evaluations of State Welfare Reforms DHHS, ASPE, ACF, Child Trends, and Chapin Hall Center for Children Technical assistance to states to develop data collection ability Phase I: CA, CT, FL, IL, IN, IA, MI, MN, OH, OR, VT, VA; Phase II: CT, FL, IN, IA, MN Phase I: Planning phase; Phase II: Large-scale data collection activities to expand states’ abilities to measure and track child outcomes for impact analyses Other Analysis of the Determinants of AFDC Caseload Growth Lewin Group Models effects of changes in demographics, the economy, and programs to changes in the caseload, participants and expenditures per case All 50 states and DC Quarterly state-level data for 1979–1994 Cross-State Study of Time-Limited Welfare Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation Synthesizes findings of evaluations of time limits in state welfare programs Various states Data and results from previous evaluations Effects of Child Care Subsidy on Transition from Welfare to Work Among Welfare Mothers National Center for Child Poverty, David Stevens, Anne Witte, Chapin Hall Center for Children, with funding from DHHS Caseload dynamics of use of child care subsidy and welfare use; program entry cohorts IL, MD, MA Linked administrative data on child care subsidies, welfare and employment data Research Forum on Children, Families and the New Federalism National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University Welfare program research clearinghouse. Promote monitoring and evaluation research; promote collaboration among key National

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Evaluating Welfare Reform in an Era of Transition Project Title Investigators Study Description State/Locality Studied Data Sources   stake-holders; information exchange that includes a clearinghouse for welfare research projects   State Efforts to Track and Follow-Up on Welfare Recipients American Public Human Services Association and National Conference of State Legislatures Tracks welfare leaver studies All states APHSA and NCSL with the National Governors Association is keeping track of leaver studies Welfare Reform Research Database WI Department of Workforce Development Documents past and current research on welfare reform related topics Nationwide Not applicable Urban Welfare-to-Work Transitions Consortium of collaborators headed by the University of Baltimore funded by the Department of Labor Dynamics of work and welfare Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Ft.. Lauderdale, Houston, Kansas City Linked administrative data SOURCES: Data from the Research Forum’s web site (http://www.researchforum.org/); the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s Welfare Reform Research Database (http://www.dwd.state.wi.us/dwd/wrr/); and Monitoring the effects of pre- and post-TANF welfare reform initiatives, 2000 Green Book. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (2000). Sources also have other information on welfare-related topics.

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Evaluating Welfare Reform in an Era of Transition NOTES:     ACF, Administration for Children and Families     AFDC, Aid to Families with Dependent Children     APHSA, American Public Human Services Association     ASPE, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation     DHHS, Department of Health and Human Services     HUD, Housing and Urban Development     MDRC, Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation     PRWORA, Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act     TANF, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

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