Interim Status Report on Research on the Outcomes of Welfare Reform. Archiving of AFDC Data


This project is organizing into a data archive the Characteristics Surveys of AFDC Recipients (that were carried out every two years from 1967 through 1979) and the annual AFDC Quality Control administrative data (collected from 1982 through 1996).  These data will allow comparisons between the TANF program and its predecessor AFDC program to see what changes have occurred.  The Urban Institute will make these data files consistent, as well as clean up, document, and publish these data on the Internet for use by researchers wishing to compare the new world of welfare reform with the old world of AFDC, among other uses.

Estimated Completion Date:  October 1999