Interim Status Report on Research on the Outcomes of Welfare Reform. Cuyahoga County, OH


This project, conducted by the Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation (MDRC), will provide an addition to MDRC’s Urban Change project with a focus on leavers.  Cohorts will be drawn from the third calendar quarters of 1996 and 1998.  The project will include analysis of up to ten years of full population administrative data developed for the Urban Change project, as well as a small mixed­mode sample survey drawn from cohort two and surveyed between July and December 1999.  This project and the Los Angeles project, also by MDRC, will effectively be a two­site study that will allow comparisons while controlling for study design.

Estimated Completion Date:  A draft interim report based on the administrative data for the first cohort was submitted in late April 1999, and should be available soon.  The final report is expected in June 2000.