Evaluating welfare reform in an era of transition [electronic resource] / Panel on Data and Methods for Measuring the Effects of Changes in Social Welfare Programs ; Robert A. Moffitt and Michele Ver Ploeg, editors.

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Washington, DC : National Academy Press, c2001.
Description
xii, 253 p. : ill.

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Subject(s)
Notes
"Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council."
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language note
English
Contents
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  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • The Panel, 1
  • Findings, 2
  • Key Questions of Interest, 3
  • Evaluation Methods for the Questions of Interest, 7
  • Data for Monitoring and Evaluating Social Welfare Programs, 8
  • 1 INTRODUCTION
  • The Panel, 14
  • Policy Background, 16
  • Structure of the Report, 23
  • 2 WELFARE REFORM MONITORING AND EVALUATION:
  • THE CURRENT LANDSCAPE
  • Descriptive and Monitoring Studies, 26
  • Studies of Welfare Leavers and Related Groups, 28
  • Randomized Experiments 30
  • Caseload and Other Econometric Models, 3I
  • Process, Implementation, and Qualitative Studies, 33
  • R Other Welfare Reform Studies, 34
  • Studies on Topics Related to Welfare Reform, 34
  • 3 RESEARCH QUESTIONS AND POPULATIONS
  • OF INTEREST
  • Populations of Interest, 37 xi
  • Outcomes of Interest, 39
  • Questions of Interest, 41
  • Nationwide Versus Individual State Assessments, 49
  • Assessment, 50
  • 4 EVALUATION METHODS AND ISSUES
  • Overview of Evaluation Methods, 55
  • Evaluation Methods for the Questions of Interest, 63
  • Issues in Evaluation Methodology, 73
  • Assessment of Current Evaluation Efforts, 93
  • Next Steps, 99
  • 5 DATA NEEDS AND ISSUES
  • Survey Data, 104
  • Administrative Data, 128
  • Data Access and Confidentiality, 138
  • Program Description Data, 141
  • Qualitative Data, 144
  • Summary and Assessment of the Current Data Infrastructure, 146
  • 6 ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES FOR MAINTAINING THE
  • DATA INFRASTRUCTURE
  • The Current System, 150
  • A Proposed System, 154
  • REFERENCES
  • APPENDICES
  • A Major Current Welfare-Related Research Sponsored
  • by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • B Summary of Current Welfare Reform Projects
  • C The Statistical Power of National Data to Evaluate Welfare Reform
  • John Adams and V. Joseph Hotz
  • D Summaries of National-Level Survey Data Sets Relevant to
  • Welfare Monitoring and Evaluation
  • BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF
  • PANEL MEMBERS AND STAFF INDEX.
ISBN
  • 0-309-17134-2
  • 1-280-21010-9
  • 9786610210107
  • 0-309-56501-4
OCLC
697596982
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