Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: CA-054-001-1-1-United States-USCEN-1998

Subject Area: Economic Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Survey of program dynamics (SPD), 1998.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census  [principal investigator(s)] / Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 8/21/2000

Number of Files Received: 3

Comments: Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 is included on the CD-ROM. Data are in raw ASCII format. Visit SPD site for more information about this study. 12/00 a replacement CD-ROM was received from the Census Bureau. See a Census Bureau memorandum about an error in calculation of the weighting variable with SPD 98 data file.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison Campus

Date Ordered: 6/15/2000

Documentation: Machine readable data dictionary file and codebook file in PDF format.

Abstract: The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 eliminated the main United States welfare program, the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program, and replaced it with another program providing welfare support in the form of block grants to states. Part of that law directed the Census Bureau to field a survey, whose purpose is to collect the data necessary to evaluate the impact of this change. Survey of Program Dynamics (SPD) is designed to collect information on the state welfare programs along with social, economic, demographic and family changes that will help or limit the effectiveness of the reforms. Data has been collected from those households previously interviewed from 1992-1994 or 1993-1995 by the Survey of Income and Program Participation. The topics covered by 1998 SPD public use file are: educational enrollment, work training, functional limitations, disability, health care use, health insurance, employment and earnings, income sources and amounts, assets and liabilities, program eligibility information, food security, children's school enrollment and enrichment activities, disability and health care use, contact with absent parent, care arrangements, and payment of child support of their behalf, marital relationship, family conflict, depression, vocational goals, educational aspirations, crime-related violence, substance use, and sexual activity.

Media/File Reports:

7033 (CD-ROM)