Tracking Welfare Reform: Designing Followup Studies of Recipients Who Leave Welfare. Use of Surveys in Followup Studies


Twenty-five state have or are planning followup studies that rely at least partially on surveys to collect data. From those studies, as well as the materials developed by David Fein of the consulting firm Abt Associates for the NGA/NCSL/APWA conference on Tracking and Followup Under Welfare Reform, several issues can be identified when considering the use of surveys or evaluating survey research.