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Study Report

Study Number: CA-054-004-1-1-United States-USCEN-2002

Subject Area: Economic Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Survey of program dynamics (SPD), 2002 minimally edited cross-sectional data file.  [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].

Originating Archive Number: SPD_02CS

Date Accessioned: 1/28/2004

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: This data release of Survey of Program Dynamics (SPD), 2002 is minimally edited in the sense that only the demographic data (indicated by an 'E' at the second right character of the variable name are longitudinally edited. Dollar amounts, indicated by a 'T' in the second right character of the variable name are top coded only for confidentiality reasons. It contains data for calendar year 2001. Data file is in compressed zip archive on a CD-ROM. It is also available from DataFerret site. Download Full Data Files for the 2002 Cross-Sectional file and the Second Longitudinal File on the DataFerrett FTP Page. Visit SPD site for more information about this study.

Access Status: Unrestricted

Date Ordered: 12/21/2003

Documentation: Technical document file in PDF format; data dictionary in ASCII text 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 2002 file contains basic demographic, economic, and social characteristics data for each member of the households for 2001. The subject matters covered by 2002 SPD cross-sectional data file are demographic (age, sex, race, ethnic origin, marital status, household relationship, education attainment, and veteran status) and economic (work experience, incomes, and noncash benefits). The geographic coverage area is the United States. The file contains codes for 41individual states, plus the District of Columbia. However, the sample is not designed to produce state estimates. The SPD sample in the nine remaining states is identified in three groups for confidentiality reasons. The three groups are as follows: Maine and Vermont; Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota; and Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. The file is a rectangular person-level file. Household and Family level variables are included on the record for every person in the household.

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