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Study Report

Study Number: CA-041-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1975

Subject Area: Economic Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: National supported work evaluation study, 1975-1979: public use files.  [machine-readable data file] / Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7865

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook.

Abstract: The National Supported Work Demonstration (of which this study is an evaluation) was a transitional, subsidized work experience program for four target groups of people with longstanding employment problems: ex-offenders, former drug addicts, women who are long term recipients of welfare benefits, and school dropouts, many with criminal records. For four years, at 15 locations across the country, the program provided up to 12 to 18 months of employment to a total of about 10,000 individuals. In ten of these sites (Atlanta, Chicago, Hartford, Jersey City, Newark, New York, Philadelphia, Oakland, San Francisco, and Wisconsin) 6,600 eligible applicants were randomly assigned either to experimental groups (offered a job in supported work) or to control groups, and an evaluation was conducted on the effects of the Supported Work program. At the time of enrollment, each respondent was given a retrospective baseline interview, generally covering the previous two years, which was followed by up to four follow-up interviews scheduled at nine-month intervals. Each interview collected data on demographic characteristics, employment history, job search, mobility, household income, housing, and respondent's drug use. AFDC recipients were further asked about children in school and welfare participation, while all non-AFDC respondents were questioned about any extralegal activities. Two public use files have been compiled from this data collection, the Supported Work Employment and Earnings File and the Supported Work Deviant Behavior File. Each file contains data for 6,500 persons for up to five interviews. The Employment and Earnings File contains data from all interview modules EXCEPT the drug and crime sections, the Deviant Behavior File contains all variables on the Employment and Earnings File and adds drug and crime information. Each respondent has up to six logical, fixed-length records, with each record corresponding to a completed interview (up to five) and one additional short ''cross-document'' record. These files are currently available only in four-byte binary. They may be read using IBM (compatible) Fortran. The binary files require three 2400 foot magnetic tapes written at 6250 b.p.i. or 4-6 reels at 1600 b.p.i. A User's Guide describing the collection and its components is available and should be read before the collection or any part of it is ordered.

SUBJECT TERMS: criminal justice system. drug offenses. economic attitudes and behavior. employment and unemployment. job history. labor force. occupations. quality of life. social attitudes and behavior. social indicators. socioeconomic indicators. work. working conditions. California-Oakland. California-San Francisco. Connecticut-Hartford. Georgia-Atlanta. Illinois-Chicago. New Jersey-Jersey City. New Jersey-Newark. New York-New York City. Pennsylvania-Philadelphia. United States. Wisconsin.

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