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

File Name Size File Type File Contents Description
SC CD Contents.doc* 38 KB Microsoft Word Table of Contents for the CD ROM of the South Carolina Public Use 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
SC Notes to Researchers.doc* 43KB Microsoft Word Notes for Researchers

Using the South Carolina Welfare 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.
sc aspe ad a.doc* 22KB Microsoft Word Appendix A

Administrative Data Description Information Table for

SCTANF ADMIN.TXT

This file contains Appendix A (Data Description Information Table) of administrative items for the sample (including data type, time period covered, number of records, unit of analysis, file description, matching information, etc.).
sc aspe ad b.doc* 21KB Microsoft Word Appendix B

Administrative Data File Guide

This file contains Appendix B (File Guide) of administrative items for the sample (including file type, number of observations, record length, unit of analysis, relating files, etc.).
sc aspe admin.doc* 82KB Microsoft Word Administrative Data File Documentation for MAXIMUS Sample This file contains the documentation of administrative items for the sample. This includes a project narrative (project overview, summary of reported data for year one, study population description); technical and programming information (administrative data file guide, data file information); data dictionary; and record layout.
sc aspe survey.doc* 275 KB Microsoft Word Survey Data File Documentation for MAXIMUS Sample This file contains the documentation of survey items for the MAXIMUS sample. This includes a project narrative (project overview, survey design and administration, survey sample design, response rate); technical and programming information (data file guide, data file information); and the data dictionary.
sc aspe survey a.doc* 21KB Microsoft Word Appendix A: Survey Summary Table for South Carolina TANF Leavers Study This file contains a summary file of survey items for the MAXIMUS sample, including a description of the survey population, sample design, number of completed interviews, response rate, survey approach, fielding period, questionnaire length, and data limitations.
sc aspe survey b.doc* 20 KB Microsoft Word Appendix B: Survey Data File Guide for the South Carolina TANF Leaver Study This file contains a summary file of survey items for the MAXIMUS sample, including file name, type, number of observations, record length, record format, record sort, unit of analysis, and file description.
sc coverletter.doc 23KB Microsoft Word Letter to ORC Macro This letter from the South Carolina Office of Research and Statistics describes the contents of the data files and data documentation files sent to ORC Macro for public use assembly.
sc full admin a.doc* 38KB Microsoft Word Appendix A: Administrative Data Descriptive Information Table for TANF Participation This file contains a data information table of administrative items for the full TANF leavers population, including (including data type, time period covered, number of
sc full admin b.doc* 22KB Microsoft Word Appendix B: Administrative Data File Guide for sc fulladmin.txt This file contains a file guide of administrative items for the full population (including file type, number of observations, record length, unit of analysis, relating files, etc.).
sc full admin c.doc* 27KB Microsoft Word Appendix C: Administrative Data File Guide for sc fulladmin.txt This file contains additional variable descriptions of administrative items for the full population, including tables of FIPS/County codes (variable COUNTYCD, and closure reasons codes (variable CLOSURE).
sc fulladmin d.doc 30KB Microsoft Word Appendix D: Input Statement for sc fulladmin.txt This SAS input statement reads in the administrative data file for the full population: sc fulladmin.txt. This is the only documentation file this is not read-only so that other researchers may modify the statement for use in their own statistical analyses.
sc full admin doc.doc* 196KB Microsoft Word Administrative Data File Documentation for Full Population This file contains the documentation of administrative items for the full population. This includes a project narrative (project overview, summary of reported data, study population description); technical and programming information (administrative data file guide, data file information); data dictionary; and record layout.
sc full admin title.doc* 19KB Microsoft Word Administrative Data File Documentation Administrative Data File Documentation title page.
sc fulladmin.sas 6KB SAS File SAS Input Statement for the South Carolina's Welfare Leavers study's full administrative data set. This input statement allows researchers to easily create a SAS dataset.
sctanf admin.sas 2KB SAS File SAS Input Statement for the South Carolina's Welfare Leavers study's survey sample's administrative data set. This input statement allows researchers to easily create a SAS dataset.
sctanf survey.sas 11KB SAS File SAS Input Statement for the South Carolina's Welfare Leavers study's survey data set. 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 "SC_Researcher_Requests."

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