Approaches to Evaluating Welfare Reform: Lessons from Five State Demonstrations. d. Follow-Up Contact Information


In Wisconsin, the plan was to conduct annual surveys after the case left assistance; given the two-year WNW time limit on benefits, the first survey would probably occur within 18 months after the initial contact for the process study. Surveys in California and Colorado are planned to occur at 12 to 18-month intervals. In the Michigan and Minnesota evaluations, at least part of the sample would be surveyed only once, as much as three to four years after random assignment. We do not know of any plans to contact sample members during the intervening period.