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

File Name Size File Type File Contents Description
Notes to Researchers.doc* 24KB Microsoft Word Notes to Researchers Using the Illinois Study of Former TANF Clients Public Use Data Files 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.
2ndAdult admindetail.doc* 69KB Microsoft

Word

Data Dictionary: Administrative Data File IL-2ndAd.txt (-.asc) This file provides variable name, description, data limitations, allowable values and formats, and administrative data report information for each variables in the IL-2ndad.asc data file.
LEAVERS FILE OVERVIEW.DOC* 44KB Microsoft Word Illinois TANF Leavers Study

Public Use data files: Administrative File Overview

This file provides descriptions of the 3 separate administrative data sets from Illinois listing the number of observations/case, the unique case identifier, number of observations, the record length, and the arrays used to write the files.
main admdetail.doc* 128KB Microsoft Word Data Dictionary: Administrative Data File IL-main.txt (-.asc) This file provides variable name, description, data limitations, allowable values and formats, and administrative data report information for each variables in the IL-main.txt data file.
IL TANDF DOCM1.doc* 66KB Microsoft Word Illinois TANF Leaver Survey: Documentation of Variables and Values in Public Access File Illinois TANF Leaver Survey: Documentation of Variables and Values in Public Access File
ILTANDF DOCM2.doc* 772KB Microsoft Word Table of Variables and Variable Labels by Order in Data File This file contains the SPSS documentation for writing to an ASCII fixed field data file. There is a table that provides the variable name, the start column, end column, and format.
ILTANDF DOCM3.doc* 534KB Microsoft Word SPSS-Produced Documentation of Variables and Value Labels This file serves as a codebook for the Illinois survey data. It contains the following information: variable name, measurement level, column with, alignment, print format, write format, and value labels.
ILTANDFLVR SRVY.doc* 322KB Microsoft Word Illinois TANF Closed-cases Leaver Survey, December 1998 Closures--Telephone interview instrument with documentation of variables in public access file This is the survey instrument used in the Illinois TANF Closed-cases Leavers Survey.
subsx admdetail.doc* 75KB Microsoft Word Data Dictionary: Administrative Data File IL-subsx.txt (-.asc) Provides variable name, description, data limitations, allowable values and formats, and administrative data report information for each variable in the subsx.asc data file.
2ndAdult admindetail.PDF* 38KB PDF Data Dictionary: Administrative Data File IL-2ndAd.txt (-.asc) This file provides variable name, description, data limitations, allowable values and formats, and administrative data report information for each variable in the IL-2ndad.asc data file.
adm file documentation.PDF* 57KB PDF Illinois TANF Leavers Study

Administrative Data File Documentation

This file contains an administrative data documentation narrative, technical and programming information, information about data dictionaries, record layout, and other items for researchers.
main admdetail.PDF* 86KB PDF Data Dictionary: Administrative Data File IL-main.txt (-.asc) This file provides variable name, description, data limitations, allowable values and formats, and administrative data report information for each variables in the IL-main.txt data file.
subsx admdetail.PDF* 43KB PDF Data Dictionary: Administrative Data File IL-subsx.txt (-.asc) Provides variable name, description, data limitations, allowable values and formats, and administrative data report information for each variable in the subsx.asc data file.
ILTANDF DOCM1.pdf* 193KB PDF Illinois TANF Leaver Survey: Documentation of Variables and Values in Public Access File Illinois TANF Leaver Survey: Documentation of Variables and Values in Public Access File
ILTANDF DOCM2.pdf 1975KB PDF Table of Variables and Variable Labels by Order in Data File This file contains the SPSS documentation for writing to an ASCII fixed field data file. There is a table that provides the variable name, the start column, end column, and format.
ILTANDF DOCM3.pdf 1216KB PDF SPSS-Produced Documentation of Variables and Value Labels This file serves as a codebook for the Illinois survey data. It contains the following information: variable name, measurement level, column with, alignment, print format, write format, and value labels.
ILTANDFLVR SRVY.pdf* 1141KB PDF Illinois TANF Closed-cases Leaver Survey, December 1998 Closures--Telephone interview instrument with documentation of variables in public access file This is the survey instrument used in the Illinois TANF Closed-cases Leavers Survey.
tanf finalrpt appendix.pdf* 143KB PDF Appendix I: TANF Closed-Cases Telephone Interview Instrument The survey instrument used for the Illinois TANF Closed Case December 1998 Leaver Cohort, April 1999.
tanf finalrpt chap 1-4.pdf* 573KB PDF Illinois Study of Former TANF Clients: Final Report, Chapters 1-4 This document includes a table of contents for the entire report and an executive summary.

Chapter 1: Methodology

Chapter 2: Who is Leaving TANF?

Chapter 3: Why are People Leaving TANF?

Chapter 4: What are the Employment Experiences of People Leaving TANF?

Tanf finalrpt chap 5-7.pdf* 283KB PDF Illinois Study of Former TANF Clients: Final Report: Chapters 5-7 Chapter 5: Who Returns to TANF Cash Assistance and Why?

Chapter 6: What Services and Supports do TANF Leavers Use and Need?

Chapter 7: What is the Overall Well-Being of Clients Exiting TANF?

adm file documentation.wpd* 120KB WPD file Illinois TANF Leavers Study

Administrative Data File Documentation

This file contains an administrative data documentation narrative, technical and programming information, information about data dictionaries, record layout, and other items for researchers.
2ndad.sas 6KB SAS SAS input statement for the 2ndad.asc data file This input statement allows researchers to easily create a SAS data set for the 2andad.txt data file for the 2nd adult on a TANF case.
Iltanfdat.sas 16KB SAS SAS input statement for the ILTANFDAT.asc data file This input statement allows researchers to easily create a SAS data set for the ILTANFDAT.asc data file.
main.sas 7KB SAS SAS input statement for the main.txt (-.asc) data file This input statement allows researchers to easily create a SAS data set for the main.asc data file.
subsx.sas 6KB SAS SAS input statement for the subsx.txt (-.asc) data file This input statement allows researchers to easily create a SAS data set for the subsx.asc data file.

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

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

You may obtain these files by downloading them in "zipped" format: