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Study Report

Study Number: SJ-040-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1982

Subject Area: Anomic Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Transitional Aid Research Project (TARP), 1976-1977.  [machine-readable data file] / Rossi, Peter  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7874

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Codebook is machine-readable only.

Abstract: The Transitional Aid Research Project (TARP) was an experiment conducted in Texas and Georgia in 1976-1977. Stratified random samples of inmates were assigned, at the time of release from prison, to experimental and control groups. The groups varied in the amount of money and job placement services they received upon their release. Originally, the data were recorded in nine files for each state, corresponding to each of the nine different sources of information for each TARP case. These files included each inmate's prison history, data from four interviews, state arrest data, record of TARP payments, social security wages and parole records. The ICPSR dataset has combined these into one file for each state. The TARP data are available from ICPSR in two formats: a card image file and an OSIRIS dataset. The OSIRIS dataset consists of a single logical record for each case. There are 1,590 variables for each of 1,975 cases in the Texas file and 1,921 variables for each of 2,007 cases in the Georgia file.

SUBJECT TERMS: arrests. correctional facilities. crime. criminal justice system. economic attitudes and behavior. economic mobility. employment. financial affairs. job history. parole systems. probation. social change. social mobility. social security. Georgia. Texas. United States.

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