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

File Name Size File Type File Contents Description
Notes to Researchers.doc* 28KB Microsoft Word Notes for Researchers Using the Missouri Study of Former AFDC Recipients 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.
AppendixB.doc 29KB Microsoft Word The Missouri Department of Social Services Income Maintenance Status and Subprogram Chart This chart provides the variable codes and value labels for a number of variables listed in the administrative data file.
County Codes for Missouri.doc 36KB Microsoft Word County Code list for Missouri

(this is possibly the Appendix C referred to in other supporting documentation)

This is a table providing the county codes for the different social programs included in the Missouri administrative data file. These codes are used for several different variables within the administrative data file.
Fed MU Admin Code Sheet with Positions* 98KB Microsoft Word Documentation for Health and Human Service Project File This file serves as a codebook for the Missouri Study of Former TANF Clients administrative data file. It is organized as a table, with columns for the variable name, length, position in the file, description, and explanation of codes. The file also defines the study population and reports the number of observations included within it.
MRI Introduction Survey of Former AFDC Recipients in Missouri.doc* 28KB Microsoft Word Survey Data File Documentation for Wave 1(Individuals Who Exited AFDC in 4th Quarter 1996) conducted for the Local Investment Commission, Missouri Department of Social Services, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation This is a project narrative for the survey that the Midwest Research Institute (MRI) conducted with Former TANF Clients in Missouri. It describes the survey's design and administration, the questionnaire development and pre-test, the study population definition, the sampling approach, the response rate calculation, and the survey's implementation.
MRI Variable Documentation.doc* 364KB Microsoft Word File Information (for the MRI Survey Data) This file serves as a codebook for the survey data file. It contains the following information: variable name, variable label, measurement level, column width, alignment, print format, write format, and value labels.
MRIChapter1.pdf* 411KB Adobe Acrobat Chapter 1 - Employment and Earnings of Former AFDC Recipients in Missouri and an Executive Summary (dated 1/19/00) This is a first chapter of the report written based on the survey findings. This chapter introduces and provides background to the study of former TANF clients, and the findings concerning the respondents' work efforts and earnings.
MRIChapter2.pdf* 97KB Adobe Acrobat Chapter 2 - Household Income and Poverty--Interim Report (dated 4/17/2000) This chapter introduces the study and provides background, provides a methodological overview, discusses the implications for further research, and presents the findings for the following areas: total income, source of income, households with no income, household composition, income adequacy and poverty, other factors related to income level.
MRIChapter3.pdf* 103KB Adobe Acrobat Chapter 3 - The Continuing Use of Assistance by Former Missouri AFDC Recipients (dated 6/8/2000) This chapter introduces the study and provides background, provides a methodological overview, and presents the findings for the following areas: TANF, foodstamps, Medicaid/ health insurance, public housing, child care subsidies, WIC, and multiple types of assistance.
MRIChapter4.pdf* 85KB Adobe Acrobat Chapter 4 - The Continuing Use of Assistance by Former Missouri AFDC Recipients (dated 8/3/2000) This chapter introduces the study and provides background, provides a methodological overview, and presents the findings for the following areas: childcare, health insurance, food insecurity, housing insecurity, and telephone service.
MRIChapter5.pdf* 65KB Adobe Acrobat Use of Community-Based Emergency Assistance Among Kansas City Welfare Leavers This chapter introduces the study and provides background, describes the data sources, and presents the findings for the following areas: number of people receiving services, the type of service received, the value of these services, the relationship between individual characteristics and MAAC usage, and the survey respondents.
Mri-leavers99.pdf* 67KB Adobe Acrobat The Study of Families Formerly Receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children - Interim Report: 1999 Survey This report contains the following information: an executive summary, an introduction to the study, the methodological approach, the survey's findings, future reports, and an appendix discussing the methodology. The findings contained in the report cover the following topics: demographics, work effort, respondents' earnings and work related benefits, earnings and household members, household income and poverty, deprivation and continued reliance on assistance, and factors influencing progress towards self-sufficiency.
Ques_MO.pdf* 138KB Adobe Acrobat Survey of Welfare Leavers CATI/CAPI Questionnaire and coding specifications This is the survey instrument used in the Missouri Study of Former TANF clients.
Mu_admin.asc 21KB ASCII SAS Input Statement for the Missouri University administrative data file ORC Macro created this SAS input statement to facilitate researcher's use of this administrative data file.
Mri_surv.sas 50KB SAS SAS Input Statement for the MRI Survey data file ORC Macro created this SAS input statement to facilitate researcher's use of this survey data file.

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

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