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


Since there is no standard with respect to measurement of criminal background, little information exists on how welfare recipients compare to non-welfare recipients in this regard. Given the sensitivity of such questions, we recommend keeping measurement of this issue particularly brief. We recommend including the two questions asked in the Nebraska survey, potentially within the context of another measure.


2.  For more information on the the SF-36 and its shorter version, see

3.  For more information on the CIDI, see

4.  For complete instructions on coding the various modules of the CIDI-SF, see

5.  For more information on the CIDI, see

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