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

File Name Size File Type File Contents Description
FL CD CONTENTS.doc* 42KB Microsoft Word Table of Contents for the CD ROM for the Florida Public Use Data Files Provides the file name, file type, contents, and a brief description of each file on the CD ROM.
FL Notes to Researchers.doc* 24KB Microsoft Word Note to Researchers using the Florida Notes to researchers about the known limitations of the data
Administrative Documentation Text.doc* 778KB Microsoft Word Administrative Data File Documentation: Florida Department of Children & Families - Tracking Participants and Families Affected by the WAGES Program in Florida Includes administrative data documentation narrative, technical and programming information, information about data dictionaries, record layout, and other items for researchers. It also includes the data dictionary for all of the administrative data files. The data dictionary. The data dictionary provides the variable name, description, data limitations, allowable values and formats, and administrative data report information for each variables in the Florida administrative data files.
Appendix A Administrative Data Descriptive Information Table.doc* 45KB Microsoft Word Administrative Data Descriptive Information Table for the following types of Data: TANF, Food stamps, Medicaid, Unemployment Insurance, and WAGES. Each table describing different types of administrative data contains the following information: the data type, the acronym/state reference, the source agency and program, the data source, the time period covered, the unit of analysis, a description of the population included in the file, the total number of records/cases reported in the file, the variable that can be used for matching with other administrative data files, the file locations, and the known data limitations.
Appendix B - File Guides.doc* 34KB Microsoft Word Administrative Data File Guides for the following administrative data files: F1Aid, F2Aid, F3Aid, F1CaComp, F2CaComp, F3CaComp, F1DCF, F2DCF, F3DCF, F1UI, F2UI, F3UI, F1WageUI, F2WageUI, F3WageUI Each file guide provides the following information: the file name, the file type and data included in the file, the number of observations, the record id or variable sort key, the unit of analysis, relating or linking files, and a file description.
C_AGREAS.txt 18KB Text C_AGREAS Value labels for the variable "Cclosure," (Case Closure).
C_DISCTY.txt 3KB Text C_DISCTY Value labels for the variable "Country."
C_MARITL.txt 1KB Text C_MARITL Value labels for the variable "MarStats," (Marital Status).
C_OCNTRY.txt 2KB Text C_OCNTRY Value labels for the variable "Country."
C_PRGCOD.txt 12KB Text C_PROGCOD Value labels for the apparent variables of "program", "subcat", "progname", "progtype", "catname", "typename", "track". See Research Notes for further explanation.
C_RACE.txt 1KB Text C_RACE Value labels for the variable "Race."
C_SNCRSN.txt 2KB Text C_SNCRSN Value labels for the variable "SancReas," (Sanction Reason).
F_Aid.sas 3KB SAS File F_Aid This is a SAS input statement created to help researchers read in F1Aid, F2Aid, and F3Aid.
F_CaComp.sas 2KB SAS File F_CaComp This is a SAS input statement created to help researchers read in F1CaComp, F2CaComp, and F3CaComp.
F_DCF.sas 3KB SAS File F_DCF This is a SAS input statement created to help researchers read in F1DCF, F2DCF, and F3DCF.
F_UI.sas 1KB SAS File F_UI This is a SAS input statement created to help researchers read in F1UI, F2UI, and F3UI.
F_WAGEUI.sas 1KB SAS File F_WAGEUI This is a SAS input statement created to help researchers read in F1WAGEUI, F2WAGEUI, and F3WAGEUI
Highgrad desc.txt 1KB Text Document Highgrad_desc Contains the value labels for the variable "highgrad," (Highest Grade Completed).
Region Names.txt 1KB Text Document Region Names Contains value labels for a variable "Region", but this variable is not found in the data dictionary. See Research Notes.
Service desc Categories.txt 3KB Text Document Service desc categories Contains the value labels for the variable "Service-Desc." This variable is not found as a unique entry in the data dictionary; it is used to describe other variables in more detail.

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

* These items are included in the folder, "FL_Researcher_Requests_Admin".

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