Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QN-021-002-2-1-United States-SOCIO-2001

Subject Area: Family and Child in Society

Bibliographic Citation: Welfare, children and families: a three-city study (Boston, Chicago and San Antonio), wave 2, September 2000-June 2001.  [machine-readable data file] / Cherlin, Andrew J.  [principal investigator(s)] / Los Altos, CA: Sociometrics Corporation.  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: CWP22-29

Date Accessioned: 4/29/2005

Number of Files Received: 26

Comments: Data are in raw ASCII and SPSS portal formats. There are 3 datasets: CWP2426 (continuing caregiver data), CWP2728 (separated caregiver data and CWP29 (focal child data). Each set contains a PDF codebook/instrument file, a raw data file, a SPSSx syntax program, a SPSS(Unix, Windows and PC) syntax program, a SAS syntax program, a SPSS dictionary, a SPSS statistics and a SPSS portable file. For more information about this study, visit project web site. A DOS version of data and documentation extraction program was not purchased. It is available from Sociometrics. Users need to read and sign a Data Use Agreement before they can use this study. The Agreement is in the study PDR folder. 4/05 This is a revised edition of this study.

Access Status: Restricted

Date Ordered: 4/19/2005

Documentation: One volume hard copy User's guide; SPSS syntax(Unix, Windows and PC), dictionary and statistics files plus SAS syntax file; and codebooks and instruments in PDF format.

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 during wave 1 of the study (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. Data for wave 1 (QN-021-001) 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. The wave 2 data come from completed interviews conducted between September 2000 and June 2001 with 2,250 caregivers and 2,158 of the children from wave 1. The children in wave 2 are between the ages of 1 and 7 or 10 and 16.

Media/File Reports:

7255 (CD-ROM)
7392 (CD-Rom)
7393 (CD-Rom)
9002 (USB Flask Drive)
9003 (USB Flask Drive)
9004 (SSCC network drive)