Welfare, Children, and Families: The Three-Cities
Study Collection on CD-ROM
The Welfare, Children and Families Study is a longitudinal study of children
and their caregivers in low-income families that were living in low-income
neighborhoods in three cities in 1999. The purpose of the study is to investigate
the consequences of policy changes resulting from the Personal Responsibility
and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA). The survey was designed
to provide information on the health and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional
development of children and on their primary caregivers' labor force behavior,
welfare experiences, family lives, use of social service, health, and well-being.
The comprehensive collection includes a collection of ALL the studies undertaken as part of the larger study. The collection includes:
- Welfare, Children, and Families: A Three-City Study, Wave 1;
- A Three-City Embedded Developmental Study, Wave 1, 1999;
- Welfare, Children, and Families: A Three-City Study (Boston, Chicago, and San Antonio), Wave 2, September 2000-June 2001;
- Welfare, Children, and Families: A Three-City Study, Embedded Development Study, Wave 2, 2000-01;
- Welfare, Children, and Families: A Three-City Study (Boston, Chicago, and San Antonio), Wave 3, February 2005 – January 2006.
Please Note: Before the Comprehensive Three-City Study data can be shipped, we must have a signed copy of the Use Agreement (fax copy is OK) in our office. The original is to be kept by the ordering institution or individual, and EVERY person who accesses the data set must read and sign the agreement. There is no need to send us additional copies of the agreement as new users add their signatures. However, the Principal Investigator and Johns Hopkins University reserve the right to audit the Use Agreement Form. To expedite your shipment, it is helpful to download the Use Agreement, and fax it back to Sociometrics at (650) 949-3299. Due to the necessity of the Use Agreement, this data set is not available for download.