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

File Name File Size File Type File Contents Description
SM CD CONTENTS.doc* 31 KB Microsoft Word Table of Contents for the CD ROM for the Contra Costa Public Use Data Files The table of contents provides the file name, size, type, title, and a brief description of the contents for each file included on the CD ROM.
SM Notes to Researchers.doc* 34 KB Microsoft Word Notes for Researchers

Using the San Mateo Applicants and Leavers 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 - 3C.doc* 37 KB Microsoft Word Survey Summary Table for Examining Circumstances of Individuals and Families Who Leave TANF: Assessing the Validity of Administrative Data 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 - 3C.doc* 31 KB Microsoft Word Survey Data File Guide for Examining Circumstances of Individuals and Families Who Leave TANF: Assessing the Validity of Administrative Data 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.
DataDictionary - 3C.doc* 107 KB Microsoft Word Data Dictionary This document provides the variable name, description, allowable values and formats, and data limitations of variables for the San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz survey data files

(survey1.asc, survey2.asc, and survey3.asc).

File Layout-3C.sas 10 KB SAS File SAS Input statement for survey data This input statement allows researchers to easily create a SAS data set for the survey data files.
Survey Documentation Text - 3C.doc* 68 KB 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 3C.doc* 24 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.
survey3.sas 4KB SAS File SAS input statement for the survey3.asc data file. This input statement allows researchers to easily create a SAS dataset.

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

* These items are included in the folder "SM_Researcher_Requests."

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