Survey Design for TANF Caseload Project: Summary Report and Recommendations. Recommended Measures

08/28/2002

To assess the respondents health and whether it interferes with his or her ability to work or participate in training, we recommend using the items in the Nebraska survey: rating of overall health, and whether it has interfered with the respondents ability to work or attend training. To assess the presence of chronic conditions or disabilities, we recommend the WES measure because, in this version, the respondent is asked only about conditions that prevent or interfere with work or training. Finally, we recommend the two items from the Nebraska survey that ask about the respondents access to health insurance (whether the respondent is covered and, if so, the type of coverage).

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