Performance Improvement 2003. Methods


The final outcome evaluation was based on a variety of data sources, including baseline data from a background information from and private opinion survey, field research, staff surveys, administrative records, and program expenditure data. While all welfare recipients from July 1994 to December 1996 were randomly assigned to one of three conditions, this impact study was based on a subset of the cases assigned in the research districts from July 1994-June 1995. This “report sample” represented about 70 percent of the full research sample (N=7,691), of which approximately one third were surveyed for a 42- month (post assignment) assessment, and approximately 80 percent (N=1,872) responded.

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