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


AFDC = Aid to Families with Dependent Children

AFDC-UP = Aid to Families with Dependent Children--Unemployed Parent

APDP = Assistance Payments Demonstration Project (California)

CAPI = Computer-assisted personal interviewing

CATI = Computer-assisted telephone interviewing

CPREP = Colorado Personal Responsibility and Employment Program

CPS = Current Population Survey

DHHS = U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

JOBS = Job Opportunities and Basic Skills

MDRC = Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation

MFIP = Minnesota Family Investment Program

MPR = Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

OBRA = Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act

OMB = Office of Management and Budget

PPS = Probability proportional to size

RTI = Research Triangle Institute

SFA = State Family Assistance (Michigan)

TSMF = To Strengthen Michigan Families

UI = Unemployment Insurance

UP = Unemployed Parent

USDA - U.S. Department of Agriculture

VISTA = Volunteers in Service to America

WNW = Work Not Welfare (Wisconsin)

WPDP = Work Pays Demonstration Project (California)