Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QN-021-001-2-1-United States-SOCIO-1999

Subject Area: Family and Child in Society

Bibliographic Citation: Welfare, children and families: a three-city study, wave 1, 1999.  [machine-readable data file] / Cherlin, Andrew J.  [principal investigator(s)] / Los Altos, CA: Sociometrics Corporation.  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: CWP01-04

Date Accessioned: 4/27/2005

Number of Files Received: 16

Comments: Data file is in raw ASCII and SPSS portable format. This is a updated version of CWP01-04. Please read the cwp0101_update.pdf and updated_vars.doc on the CD-Rom for details. Users need to read and sign a Data Use Agreement before they can use this study. The Agreement is in the study PDR folder.

Access Status: Restricted

Date Ordered: 9/7/2004

Documentation: User's guide, adult and child reports on recodes, scales and new variables, adult and child codebooks and adult and child instruments are all in PDF format. SPSS and SAS statement files are available for reading in the raw ASCII data file. The original 7 hard copy documents from the previous data release are kept for reference use.

Abstract: The Welfare, Children and Families Study is a longitudinal study of children and their caregivers in low-income families that were living in low-income neighborhoods in three cities in 1999. The purpose of the study is to investigate the consequences of policy changes resulting from the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA). The survey was designed to provide information on the health and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional development of children and on their primary caregivers' labor force behavior, welfare experiences, family lives, use of social service, health, and well-being. The data come from completed interviews conducted between March and December, 1999 with 2,402 children and their caregivers in Boston, Chicago, and San Antonio. The population of inference is children age birth to 4 and 10 to 14 who have a female primary caregiver, whose caregivers self-identify as non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic African-American, or Hispanic of any race, and who live in families with incomes below 200 percent of the poverty line, living in low-income neighborhoods in Boston, Chicago, or San Antonio.

Media/File Reports:

7296 (CD-ROM)
7394 (CD-Rom)
7395 (CD-Rom)
9002 (USB Flask Drive)
9003 (USB Flask Drive)
9004 (SSCC network drive)