Final Synthesis Report of Findings from ASPE "Leavers" Grants. Appendix A: Summary of Technical Specifications of Leaver Studies

11/27/2001

Appendix Table A1:
Methodology

State

Type of Study Leaver Cohorts Definition of leaver Cases excluded Key Reported Subsets

Arizona

Survey and Administrative 1Q98 One month, two months 2 Parent Units, Child-only cases, cases under tribal jurisdiction Sanctioned, unsanctioned leavers

District of Columbia

Survey and Administrative Two Cohorts: 4Q97, 4Q98 One month Child-only cases Continuous leavers

Florida

Survey and Administrative 2Q97 Two months 2 Parent Units, Child-only cases Continuous leavers

Georgia

Administrative Three Cohorts:1Q97, 1Q98, 1Q99 Two months 2 Parent Units Continuous leavers

Georgia

Survey Jan 1999- June 2000 Two months 2 Parent Units Continuous leavers

Illinois

Survey and Administrative Six cohorts: 3Q97, 4Q97, 1Q98, 2Q98, 3Q98, 4Q98; Survey: Dec. 1998 Two months Child-only cases Single Parents, Two Parents; Cook County, Downstate

Iowa

Survey and Administrative 2Q99 Two months 2 Parent Units, Child-only cases Continuous leavers

Massachusetts

Survey and Administrative Dec 1998- Mar 1999 Two months Cases that left the state, Child-only cases Time-Limit Closing, Non-Time Limit Closing

Missouri

Administrative 4Q96 Two months Child-only cases n.a.

Missouri

Survey 4Q96 Two months Child-only cases Kansas City, St. Louis

New York1

Administrative 1Q97 Two months Child-only cases, Cases without a social security number, cases closed due to moving out of state, Adults without children Single Parents, Two Parents

South Carolina

Survey and Administrative Oct 1998-Mar 1999 Two months Child-only cases, permanently or temporarily disabled TANF recipients, those with other exemption from work requirements Continuous Leavers; Case Closure Due to Earnings, Time Limits, Sanctions; High v. Low Risk Neighborhood

Washington

Administrative Three cohorts: 4Q96, 4Q97, 4Q98 Two months Child-only cases Leavers, on- TANF; Continuous leavers; Single Parents, Two Parents

Washington

Survey October 1998 Two months Child-only cases, 2 Parent Units Leavers, on- TANF

Wisconsin1

Administrative 2Q98-4Q98 Two months Child-only cases Single Parents, Leavers, on- TANF; continuous leavers

Cuyahoga Co.1

Survey and Administrative Two Cohorts: 3Q96 and 3Q98 Two months Child-only cases, 2 Parent units n.a.

Los Angeles Co.1

Administrative 3Q96 Two months Child-only cases, 2 Parent units n.a.

Bay Area

Survey and Administrative Two Cohorts: 4Q96, 4Q98 Two months Child-only cases Single Parents, Two Parents; Informally Diverted, Housing Assistance

1Jurisdictions with administrative data only will add survey data to their final reports (forthcoming).
Sources: See Appendix B for a complete listing of the leavers studies referenced.

Appendix Table A2:
Administrative Data

Study

Topics Reported in Study Period of Follow-up After Exit

Arizona

Employment, TANF, Food Stamps, Medicaid, Childcare Subsidy, Child Support, Child Welfare1 One year

District of Columbia

Employment, TANF, Food Stamps, Medicaid 18 months

Florida

Employment, TANF, Food Stamps, Medicaid 21 months

Georgia

Employment, TANF, Food Stamps, Medicaid, Child Support One year

Illinois

Employment, TANF, Food Stamps, Medicaid, WIC, Childcare Subsidy, Family Case Management Services, Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services, EITC, Child Support, Child Welfare3 One year

Iowa

Employment, TANF, Food Stamps, Medicaid One year

Massachusetts

Employment, TANF, Food Stamps 11 months

Missouri

Employment, TANF, Food Stamps, Medicaid Two years

New York

Employment, TANF, Food Stamps, Medicaid One year

South Carolina

Employment, TANF, Food Stamps, Medicaid One year

Washington

Employment, TANF, Food Stamps, Medicaid, Childcare Subsidy, Child Support Programs, Child Welfare3 Two years

Wisconsin

Employment, TANF, Food Stamps, Medicaid 15 months

Cuyahoga Co.

Employment, TANF, Food Stamps, Medicaid One year

Los Angeles Co.

Employment2 One year

San Mateo Co.

Employment, TANF, Food Stamps, Medicaid One year

1Substantiated child protective service reports, out-of-home placements, and use of emergency services.
2These are the topics covered to date in the current, preliminary reports. Forthcoming reports will cover other topics.
3Child abuse and neglect referrals and out-of-home placements.
Sources: See Appendix B for a complete listing of the leavers studies referenced.

Appendix Table A3:
Survey Information

Study

Cohort Date Mode Sample Size Response Rate Timing of Survey After Exit

Arizona

1Q98 Phone, in person 821 72% 12-18 months

District of Columbia

4Q98 Phone, in person 277 61% 12 months

Georgia

Jan 1999- June 2000 Phone, in person 1 1 8-12 months

Illinois

Dec 1998 Phone, in person 514 51% 6-8 months

Iowa

2Q99 Phone 401 76% 8-12 months

Massachusetts

Dec 1998- Mar 1999 Phone, in person 930 75% ~10 months

Missouri

4Q96 Phone, in person 878 75% 26-34 months

South Carolina

Oct 1998- Mar 1999 Phone, in person 1,072 74% 12 months

Washington

Oct 1998 Phone, in person 987 72% 6-8 months

Bay Area

4Q98 Phone, in person 438 66% 6-12 months

1Georgia does not report information on sample size or response rate for the full cohort.
Sources: See Appendix B for a complete listing of the leavers studies referenced.