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


Although these measures may be of interest, we do not recommend including them in the survey of TANF recipients. We believe that these items can be measured indirectly, using other questions. In the household composition section, we plan to collect data on the ages of children in the respondents household. This will provide a measure of the presence and stress of young children in the household, as well as provide better information on the number of births or pregnancies that occurred during the previous year. In addition, under the physical health section, we recommend measures asking about overall health status and whether any health problems interfered with a respondents ability to work or attend training. A pregnancy or birth-related health condition could be addressed by these measures, even though the information obtained could not be linked directly to a prior pregnancy or birth.

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