How Effective Are Different Welfare-to-Work Approaches? Five-Year Adult and Child Impacts for Eleven Programs. Research Design, Sample Characteristics, Data Sources, and Analysis Issues


The primary aim of the NEWWS Evaluation was to test and compare the effectiveness of a variety of welfare-to-work approaches in different locales. This chapter describes the research designs employed, the samples of people studied and their characteristics, and the types of data used in the report. It concludes with guidelines for interpreting the results presented in the chapters that follow.