Interim Status Report on Research on the Outcomes of Welfare Reform. Florida


Florida is looking at all three populations listed in the program announcement:  those who leave the WAGES (Work and Gain Economic Self­Sufficiency) system, those who are diverted (informally, by withdrawing voluntarily or failing to complete the application process), and those who appear to be eligible but do not enroll.  The project involves both administrative data linking and a very large telephone survey effort (15,000 households both from statewide and across four geographic regions).  ASPE funds are supporting 10,000 of the 15,000 interviews, including all of the interviews for cases of diversion and the eligible but not enrolled.  Findings from the state­funded surveys were released by Florida’s subcontractor, Florida State University, in March 1999.

Estimated Completion Date:  February 2000.