Based on the summary report, Survey Design for TANF Caseload Project, Summary Report and Recommendations, that reviews existing survey questions and scales focused on potential barriers to employment among TANF recipients, ASPE finalized this survey instrument, the TANF Caseload Survey, for use in the six state studies.
This is the campanion volume of papers to the Indicators of Child, Family, and Community Connections chartbook. Family indicators typically include measures such as family structure, employment and poverty status, and benefit receipt. However, these indicators do not fully portray how families function as a unit and as part of society. To lay the
Family indicators typically include measures such as family structure, employment and poverty status, and benefit receipt. However, these indicators do not fully portray how families function as a unit and as part of society. To lay the groundwork for addressing this issue, ASPE contracted with Mathematica Policy Research and Child Trends to produ
This report summarizes what is known about the measurement of material hardship and its application to research with low-income families with children. It discusses challenges in defining and measuring material hardship, reviews how such measures have been in recent research, and presents analyses of data from the Survey of Income and Program Part
Measuring Long-Term Care Work: A Guide to Selected Instruments to Examine Direct Care Worker Experiences and Outcomes
This Guide was developed to help long-term care providers devise appropriate surveys for measuring the experiences, behaviors and outcomes of Direct Care Workers (DCW) which might influence DCW retention and the long-term care work environment. This Guide can help organizations: (1) understand the importance of accurate measurement to guiding effe
A National Study of Assisted Living for the Frail Elderly: Discharged Residents Telephone Survey Data Collection and Sampling Report
The Research Triangle Institute (RTI) conducted the Discharged Residents Survey for ASPE through a subcontract with Myers Research Institute (MRI). The survey was administered during June and July 1999. This report documents the data collection activities undertaken by RTI for the survey. It describes procedures the authors used to identify and lo
This report presents research to assist states and counties in studying their current Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) caseloads. This research consists of a summary review of existing survey instruments that focus on welfare populations, especially those with sections covering barriers to employability and self-sufficiency, as well
This project focuses on the development, analysis, and use of neighborhood health indicators pertaining to children and youth. Using data provided by five data intermediary organizations (located in large cities) that participate in the Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP), Urban Institute conducted a cross-site analysis and provided technic
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Contents Introduction and Background Data Needs and Priorities Research and Development to Improve HHS Data Collection Systems Web Panels and Web Surveys Timeliness of HHS Data Systems Access to HHS Data Non-Traditional Data Sources
The National Survey of Adoptive Parents (NSAP) is the first large, nationally representative survey of adoptive families of all adoption types. The survey about families’ adoption experiences was sponsored by several agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and was fielded as a telephone survey during 2007-2008. A seconda
Contents Overview: Project Objectives, Operations, and Key Concerns Overview of Technical Assistance to States Key Project Products and Publications Communicating the Results and Lessons Learned from the Child Indicators Project Involvement in Other Projects Acknowledgements Overview: Project Objectives, Operations
Assessing the Need for a National Disability Survey: Final Report. Appendix C. Technical Advisory Group Input on Options for Addressing Disability Data Limitations
The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meeting for the Assessing the Need for National Disability Survey project was held in June 2011. The meeting included two discussion sessions: (1) the extent to which data limitations identified by federal and state agencies overlap with the TAG feedback and (2) options for improving disability-related data. Ea
Assessing the Need for a National Disability Survey: Final Report. Appendix B. Tabular Summary of Surveys
Note to Readers about Appendix B
Assessing the Need for a National Disability Survey: Final Report. Appendix A. Federal and State Agency Feedback on Disability Data Needs and Limitations
A. Questions for Federal and State Disability Policy Stakeholders Current and Past Disability Data Needs and Uses What are the disability-related policy/program/research questions that are important to your agency? Does your agency have specific legislative, regulatory, or other needs for disability data? If so, what are they?
Due to resource constraints, a small number of surveys that met these general requirements were not reviewed. In the discussion of the surveys presented in Chapter II , we note instances of surveys that meet the above criteria and/or were identified as being used by federal staff but were not included in our review.
Adler, Michele, Robert Clark, Theresa DeMaio, Louisa Miller, and Arlene Saluter. Collecting Information on Disability in the 2000 Census: An Example of Interagency Cooperation. Social Security Bulletin, vol. 62, no. 4, 1999, pp. 21-30.
Assessing the Need for a National Disability Survey: Final Report. B. Potential Next Steps for Developing a National Disability Survey
If HHS and other agencies are interested in pursuing a national disability survey, the critical next step would be to define the specific scope and purpose of the survey. A national disability survey would be most useful if it addressed specific disability data limitations that cannot be easily addressed by other, more incremental means, but there
Assessing the Need for a National Disability Survey: Final Report. A. Priorities and Potential Next Steps for Incremental Methods
1. Improve Disability Measures in National Surveys