TANF "Leavers", Applicants, and Caseload Studies: Data Files: Contra Costa Public Use Data Files

File Name Size File Type File Contents Description
Contra Costa Notes to Researchers.doc* 32KB Microsoft Word Notes for Researchers

Using the Contra Costa/Alameda TANF Applicants and Leavers Study Public Use Data Sets

ORC Macro compiled this document to facilitate the use of the public use data files by interested researchers. It lists any known problems with the files, and attempts to clarify points of confusion based on an initial review of the data files and supporting documentation. Other problems or difficulties may also exist; the list is not necessarily exhaustive or comprehensive.
Appendix A Survey Summary Table CCAL.doc* 36 KB Microsoft Word Survey Summary Table for Assessing the Family Circumstances of TANF Applicants and Leavers in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties This table provides a brief description of the survey, the study population, the sample design, the number of completed interviews, the response rate, the survey approach, fielding period, questionnaire length, and known data limitations.
Appendix B Survey Data File Guide CCAL.doc* 35 KB Microsoft Word Survey Data File Guide for Assessing the Family Circumstances of TANF Applicants and Leavers in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties This file guide provides the file name, type, number of observations, record length, record format, sort key, unit of analysis, and relating files for the survey data.
Data Dictionary CCAL.doc* 107 KB Microsoft Word Data Dictionary: Contra Costa/Alameda survey data files This document provides the variable name, description, allowable values and formats, and data limitations of variables.
Survey Documentation Text CCAL.doc* 68KB Microsoft Word Survey Data File Documentation This file contains the documentation of the survey data. This includes a project narrative (project overview, survey design and administration, survey sample design, population description, response rate); technical and programming information (data file guide, data file information).
Survey Documentation Title Page CCAL.doc* 23 KB Microsoft Word Survey Data File Documentation (title) Title page for survey documentation.
Survey1.sas 3KB SAS File SAS input statement for the survey1.asc data file. This input statement allows researchers to easily create a SAS dataset.
Survey2.sas 4KB SAS File SAS input statement for the survey2.asc data file. This input statement allows researchers to easily create a SAS dataset.

ORC Macro, TA contractor for Welfare Outcomes Data Files, compiled this table of contents, September 2001.

* Items marked with an asterisk are included in the folder, "Contra_Costa_Researcher_Requests."