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Assessing the Impact of Welfare Reform on Urban Communities [microform] : The Urban Change Project and Methodological Considerations. The Project on Devolution and Urban Change / Charles Michalopoulos, Johannes M. Bos and Robert Lalonde
Bib ID 5684112
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Michalopoulos, Charles
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 2000 
65 p. 

This paper describes the design of a study intended to examine the devolution of welfare in four cities. The study will measure the economic effects of new policies on individual and potential welfare recipients; describe the new programs and policies as they are put in place; examine the experiences of a small number of families; look at how the new policies and funding mechanisms affect both for-profit institutions and nonprofit and public service delivery systems; and assess changes in the social and economic vitality of neighborhoods. The study focuses on the portion of the impact analysis that uses administrative data. It uses a multiple cohort design, in which a group of those receiving welfare or at risk of receiving welfare will be followed over time, and their outcomes will be compared. The paper describes: a model of the impacts of welfare reform (the treatments and predicted effects); the proposed design (a multiple cohort analysis); hypothetical examples of multiple cohort analysis; random assignment evaluation as multiple cohort analysis; national variation in outcomes across cohorts; selecting cohorts; and data sources. An appendix presents econometrics of the multiple cohort design. (SM)


Availability: Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation, 16 East 34 Street, New York, NY 10016. Tel: 212-532-3200; Web site:

Sponsoring Agency: ARCO Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.

Sponsoring Agency: Grable Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA.

Sponsoring Agency: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO.

Sponsoring Agency: Open Society Inst., New York, NY.

Sponsoring Agency: Union Carbide Corp., Danbury, CT.

Sponsoring Agency: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.

Sponsoring Agency: Ambrose Monell Foundation, New York, NY.

Sponsoring Agency: Alcoa Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA.

Sponsoring Agency: James G. Irvine Foundation, San Francisco, CA.

Sponsoring Agency: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.

Sponsoring Agency: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.

Sponsoring Agency: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ.

Sponsoring Agency: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.

Sponsoring Agency: George Gund Foundation, Cleveland, OH.

Sponsoring Agency: Joyce Foundation, Chicago, IL.

Sponsoring Agency: Cleveland Foundation, OH.

Sponsoring Agency: California Wellness Foundation.

Sponsoring Agency: Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, New York, NY.

Sponsoring Agency: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.

Sponsoring Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Cohort Analysis.  |  Research Methodology.  |  Urban Areas.  |  Welfare Recipients.  |  Welfare Services.  |  Welfare Reform
Form/genre Reports, Descriptive.
Other authors/contributors Bos, Johannes M., author  |  Lalonde, Robert, author  |  Verma, Nandita, author  |  Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., New York, NY
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