(1) Baltimore County largely surrounds but does not include the city of Baltimore. Cook County includes Chicago, and Tarrant County includes the city of Fort Worth. Furthermore, where appropriate, we compare these findings with the findings from a recent study that uses 1997 data from the state of New Jersey to study similar issues (Rangarajan et al. 2002).
(2) Gross misconduct refers to a particularly severe offense, such as stealing or other criminal act in connection with work.
(3) Brief descriptions of the Welfare-to-Work evaluation and the Work First New Jersey evaluation are provided in Chapter II.