Interim Status Report on Research on the Outcomes of Welfare Reform. Creating a Database for Research from Closed and Diverted Cases


ASPE funded a grant to South Carolina1 to allow the State to contract for a continuation and expansion of the follow-up study of families leaving TANF.  The information resulting from their expanded data collection effort will be linked to their existing administrative data archive to create a rich database for research on closed or diverted cases.  This project is described in Appendix A and is counted as the 14th state grant to study the outcomes of welfare reform on individuals and families who leave the TANF program, who apply for cash welfare but are never enrolled because of non­financial eligibility requirements or diversion programs, and/or who appear to be eligible but are not enrolled.

Estimated Completion Date:  April 2003