National Evaluation of Welfare-to-Work Strategies: Full Sample 2-Year Impact File


The Full Sample Impact File and documentation include:

NOTE: All files are in ASCII.

Provides an introduction to the data and documentation
and offers suggestions on how to use the files.


This file contains the data codebook, a comprehensive description
of N2RI1213.TXT. For each variable on the data file the codebook
provides the following information:  The name of the variable and
its starting and ending columns on the ASCII file, the variable's
SAS informat (5.0 is the default), the variable label,  a brief
description of the variable and any issues with the variable.
(Note: The data are stored in ASCII, so informats can be changed
to conform to any statistical or econometric software package.)
The codebook also displays the N, NMISS, MEAN, Standard
Deviation, Minimum, and Maximum for each variable. For variables
with 51 values or less, a frequency distribution is listed. The
frequencies show the value labels. These may be copied and, if
necessary, modified to be read into SAS or any other statistical
or econometric software package.


This file contains the body of a SAS input statement (variable
name, starting column, length, informat)  which will read
N2RI1213.TXT.  To run this input statement in SAS you must add
the words input to the top line and a semicolon to the bottom
line.  This statement can be modified to input the data into any
statistical or econometric software package.


SAS variable label statements for each variable of the data file.
Labels can be modified to conform to syntax rules of any
statistical or econometric software package.


   SAMTBL1.TXT:   Displays sample sizes for full impact sample,
                  2-year Client Survey respondents, 2-year Child
                  Outcomes Study survey respondents, Private
                  Opinion Survey respondents, and sample members
                  who completed literacy and math tests at
                  baseline.  The table also shows random
                  assignment dates.

   AR_TBL1.TXT:   These are annotated impact tables of key
   AR_TBL2.TXT:   outcomes calculated with administrative data.
   AR_TBL3.TXT:   Variable names are listed on the right side of
   AR_TBL4.TXT:   the tables.

   DEMOTBL1.TXT:  Annotated table that displays background
                  characteristics of sample members.  Variable
                  names are listed on the the left side.


   RES_MEMO.TXT:  Background information on the research design
                  for the NEWWS Evaluation, the research groups
                  in each site, and the random assignment

   AR_MEMO.TXT:   Background information on administrative
                  records source data and additional outcomes
                  measures created from administrative data.

   TEST_MEM.TXT:  Backgroud information on baseline test scores.

   IMP_MEMO.TXT:  Background information on estimating program