Appendix

Panel on Data and Methods for Measuring the Effects of Changes in Social Welfare Programs

AGENDA

Workshop on Data Collection for Low Income and Welfare Populations

December 16–17, 1999

Georgetown-Holiday Inn (Mirage I)

2101 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C.

Thursday, December 16, 1999

8:30a.m.

Continental Breakfast

9:00a.m.

Welcome and Introduction

Robert Moffitt, Panel Chair, Johns Hopkins University

Andrew White, Acting Director, Committee on National Statistics

Patricia Ruggles, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services



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Studies of Welfare Populations: Data Collection and Research Issues Appendix Panel on Data and Methods for Measuring the Effects of Changes in Social Welfare Programs AGENDA Workshop on Data Collection for Low Income and Welfare Populations December 16–17, 1999 Georgetown-Holiday Inn (Mirage I) 2101 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. Thursday, December 16, 1999 8:30a.m. Continental Breakfast 9:00a.m. Welcome and Introduction Robert Moffitt, Panel Chair, Johns Hopkins University Andrew White, Acting Director, Committee on National Statistics Patricia Ruggles, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services

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Studies of Welfare Populations: Data Collection and Research Issues Session 1: Nonresponse in Surveys of the Low-Income Population Chair: Richard Kulka, Research Triangle Institute 9:15a.m.–10:10a.m. 9:15a.m. Designing Surveys Acknowledging Nonresponse Authors: Robert Groves and Mick Couper, Institute for Survey Research, University of Michigan 9:45a.m. Discussant: Mike Brick, Westat 9:55a.m. Open Discussion Time Session 2: Obtaining High Response Rates Chair: John Adams, RAND 10:10a.m.–11:40a.m. 10:10a.m. Methods for Obtaining High Response Rates in Telephone Surveys Authors: David Cantor and Patricia Cunningham, Westat 10:40a.m. High Response Rates for Low Income Population in In-Person Surveys Authors: Barbara Bailar and Charlene Weiss, National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago 11:10a.m. Discussant: Betsy Martin, Census Bureau 11:25a.m. Open Discussion Time 11:40a.m. Break 11:50a.m. Paying Respondents for Survey Participation Authors: Eleanor Singer, University of Michigan and Richard Kulka, Research Triangle Institute 12:20p.m. Discussant: Sandra Berry, RAND 12:30p.m. Open Discussion Time Luncheon/Address (NAS Green Building Refectory) 12:45p.m. Lunch

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Studies of Welfare Populations: Data Collection and Research Issues 1:30p.m. Luncheon Address: Data Federalism Chair and Introductions: Eric Hanushek, University of Rochester Keynote Address: Janet Norwood, former Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2:30p.m. Break (Return to the Holiday Inn) Session 3: Measurement Error Issues on Surveys of the Low Income Population Chair: John Czajka, Mathematica Policy Research 2:45p.m.–3:40p.m. 2:45p.m. Measurement Error in Surveys of the Low Income Population Author: Nancy Mathiowetz, University of Maryland 3:15p.m. Discussant: Jeffrey Moore, Census Bureau 3:25p.m. Open Discussion Time 3:40p.m. Break Session 4: Obtaining Information on Eligible Non-Participants Chair: Irwin Garfinkel, Columbia University 3:50p.m.–5:00p.m. 3:50p.m. Using Microsimulation and Administrative Data to Identify the Eligible Nonparticipants in Safety Net Programs Authors: Linda Giannarelli, Sheila Zedlewski, Joyce Merton and Donald Alderson, The Urban Institute 4:20p.m. Discussant: Harold Beebout, Mathematica Policy Research 4:30p.m. Open Discussion Time 5:00p.m. Reception (NAS Green Building, Room 130 and North Lounge) 6:00p.m. Adjourn Friday, December 17, 1999 8:30a.m. Continental Breakfast

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Studies of Welfare Populations: Data Collection and Research Issues Session 5: Administrative Data Topics Chair: Joseph Hotz, University of California, Los Angeles 9:00a.m.–10:30a.m. 9:00a.m. Matching and Cleaning Administrative Data Authors: Robert Goerge and Bong Joo Lee, Chapin Hall Center for Children, University of Chicago 9:30a.m. Discussant: William Winkler, Census Bureau 9:40a.m. Access and Confidentiality Issues with Administrative Data Authors: Henry Brady and Anne Powell, University of California, Berkeley; and Werner Schink, California Department of Social Services 10:10a.m. Discussant: Laura Zayatz, Census Bureau 10:20a.m. Open Discussion Time 10:40a.m. Break Session 6: Qualitative Data Sources Chair: Kathryn Edin, University of Pennsylvania 11:00a.m.–12:00p.m. 11:00a.m. The Right (Soft) Stuff: Qualitative Methods and the Study of Welfare Reform Author: Katherine Newman, Harvard University 11:30a.m. Discussant: Rebecca Maynard, University of Pennsylvania 11:40a.m. Open Discussion Time Luncheon Address (Holiday Inn) 12:00p.m. Lunch 12:45p.m. Lunch Address: Measuring Child Outcomes Chair and Introductions: Suzanne Randolph, University of Maryland Speaker: Kristin Moore, Child Trends 1:30p.m. Break

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Studies of Welfare Populations: Data Collection and Research Issues Session 7: Measuring Outcomes Relevant for Welfare Reform Evaluations Chair: Rebecca Maynard, University of Pennsylvania 1:45p.m.–3:15p.m. 1:45p.m. Measuring Employment Outcomes and Income with Administrative and Survey Data Authors: Joseph Hotz, University of California, Los Angeles; and Karl Scholz, University of Wisconsin-Madison 2:15p.m. Discussant: Howard Bloom, Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation 2:25p.m. Open Discussion Time 2:35p.m. Administrative Data on the Well-Being of Children On and Off Welfare Author: Richard Earth and Eleanor Locklin, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Barbara Needell and Stephanie Cuccaro-Alamin, University of California, Berkeley 3:05p.m. Discussant: Matt Stagner, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services 3:15p.m. Open Discussion Time 3:30p.m. Workshop Summary Robert Moffitt, Johns Hopkins University (Open discussion time and a summary of the workshop.) 4:00p.m. Adjourn

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