Overview of the Final Report of the Seattle-Denver Income Maintenance Experiment. Volume 1: Design and Results

05/01/1983

Part I:  HISTORY AND DESIGN

Chapters

  1. Introduction and History
  2. Experimental Treatments and Expected Responses to Them
  3. Sample Selection and Distribution
  4. Issues in the Measurement of Experimental Effects
  5. The Payment System in SIME/DIME
  6. The Information System Summary

Part II:  IMPLEMENTATION

Chapters

  1. Introduction and Overview of Administrative Framework
  2. Locating, Enrolling, and Maintaining the Sample
  3. Administering the Payments
  4. Design and Administration of Periodic Interviews

Part III:  LABOR SUPPLY RESPONSE

Chapters

  1. Introduction and Summary of Results
  2. A Theoretical Model of Labor Supply Response
  3. General Evaluation Issues
  4. Data
  5. Findings for Heads of Families
  6. Findings for Youth
  7. Comparison of Labor Supply Findings Across Experiments
  8. Generalization of the Labor Supply Estimates

Part IV:  IMPACTS OF COUNSELING AND EDUCATION SUBSIDY PROGRAMS

Chapters

  1. Introduction
  2. Description of the Counseling and Education Subsidy Programs
  3. Utilization of the Programs
  4. Experimental Design and Analysis Methodology
  5. Impacts of the Programs on Eligibles
  6. Analysis of Results
  7. Summary and Conclusions

Part V:  MARITAL STABILITY

Chapters

  1. Introduction
  2. Income and Marital Events:  Review of Previous Research
  3. Experiment Design
  4. Methods of Analysis
  5. Effects of NIT Treatments on Dissolution Rates
  6. Potential Sources of Bias
  7. Effects of Current Employment Status on Marital Dissolution
  8. Effects of Family Income and Wife's Independence on Marital Dissolution
  9. Effects of the Experiment on the Formation of Marriages
  10. Generalization of the SIME/DIME Effects on marital Stability to a National Sample
  11. Discussion and Conclusions

Part VI:  OVERVIEW OF RESEARCH ON HEALTH, CONSUMPTION, AND SOCIAL BEHAVIOR

Chapters

  1. Introduction
  2. Effects on Health and Fertility
  3. Consumption
  4. Mobility
  5. Children
  6. Family Life
  7. Conclusion