Texas Welfare Applicants and Potential Applicants Study

Texas Department of Human Services, and University of Texas at Austin

Descriptive study of cohorts of TANF applicants and potential applicants


Administrative data, survey, in-depth interviews

Tracking Participants and Families Affected by Welfare Reform in Florida

Florida State University

Descriptive study of cohorts of welfare leavers and divertees

Four multicounty regions in FL

Administrative data, survey

Washington State’s Families After Welfare

Washington Department of Social and Health Services

Descriptive study of cohorts of welfare leavers, divertees, and stayers


Administrative data, survey data

The Welfare in Transition Project: Consequences for Women, Families, and Communities

Radcliffe Public Policy Institute

Descriptive study of welfare recipients and ex-recipients

Cambridge and Boston, MA

Administrative data, field research, focus group, indepth interviews

Wisconsin Leavers Project

Institute for Research on Poverty

Descriptive study of a cohorts of welfare leavers


Longitudinal administrative data, base survey of random sample of cohorts of leavers

Experimental Design


Arizona’s EMPOWER Program

Abt Associates, Inc.

Experimental design; random assignment, cost-benefit study

Four cities in AZ

Longitudinal survey of participants, administrative data, focus group, survey

A Better Chance (ABC) Evaluation

Abt Associates, Inc.

Experimental design, implementation/process study, descriptive study


Administrative data, field research, focus group, survey

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