The Transition Events in the Dynamics of Poverty project was funded by the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under a contract to the Urban Institute. The project benefited greatly from the oversight and input of Laura Chadwick and Susan Hauan, the ASPE Project Officers. We also thank Kelleen Kaye, Julia Isaacs, and Don Oellerich from ASPE for excellent comments and advice.
At the Urban Institute, we thank Robert I. Lerman and Katherin Ross for helpful comments and advice. We also thank Neal Parikh, Stephanie Riegg, Yasmeen A. Salahuddin, Kristen Erwin, and especially Emily Rosenberg for their excellent research assistance. This report draws in part on related papers by McKernan and Ratcliffe (2001) and McKernan, Ratcliffe, and Riegg (2001). This report also benefited from comments received from Steven Haidar at the 2002 Econometric Society Meetings in Atlanta, GA.