Approaches to Evaluating Welfare Reform: Lessons from Five State Demonstrations. 1. Issues

10/01/1996

This section focuses on distinguishing impacts from particular welfare policy changes (as opposed to the whole package of changes), either in a random-assignment evaluation or in a nonexperimental one. The two main issues addressed are:

  1. How can impacts of particular policy changes (as opposed to the whole package) be measured using experimental methods?
  2. How can impacts of particular policy changes be measured using nonexperimental methods?