Evaluating Comprehensive State Welfare Reform: The Wisconsin Works Program


Discusses issues involved in evaluating the new reforms, and applies those issues to the evaluation of welfare reform in Wisconsin.
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Discusses issues involved in evaluating the new reforms, and applies those issues to the evaluation of welfare reform in Wisconsin.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780914341727
  • Publisher: Rockefeller, Nelson A. Institute of Government, The
  • Publication date: 3/28/2000
  • Series: Rockefeller Institute Press Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Table of Contents


Richard P. Nathan


Burt S. Barnow, Thomas Kaplan, and Robert A. Moffitt

I. Overview and Outcomes

1. The Next Generation of Welfare Reforms: An Assessment of the Evaluation Challenge

Thomas Corbett

2. Outcomes of Interest, Evaluation, Constituencies, and the Necessary Trade-Offs
Maria Cancian and Barbara Wolfe

II. General Evaluation Strategies

3. Controlled Experiments in Evaluating the New Welfare Programs
Glen G. Cain

4. Alernative Designs for Evaluating National Welfare Reform
Robert Haveman

III. The Wisconsin Works Program
A. A Comprehensive Design

5. Toward a Basic Impact Evaluation of the Wisconsin Works Program
Thomas Kaplan and Daniel R. Meyer

B. Process and Data Issues

6. Process Analysis--The Neglected Stepchild of Evaluations: The Wisconsin Works W-2 Case Study
Elisabeth Boehnen and Thomas Corbett

7. Process Evaluation of W-2: What It Is, Why It Is Useful, and How to do It
Karen C. Holden and Arthur Reynolds

8. Monitoring Income for Social and Economic Development
Martin H. David

C. Specific Outcomes

9. Evaluating the Impacts of W-2 on Family Structure and Maternal and Child Health
Gary Sandefur and Molly Martin

10. Evaluation of Child Care Services Under the Wisconsin Works Program (W-2)
Karen Fox Folk and Marianne Bloch

11. Evaluating the Child Support Reforms in the Wisconsin Works Program
Daniel R. Meyer, Maria Cancian, and Emma Caspar

12. Potential Effects of (W-2) on Families Who Have Very Young Children with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs
George Jesien, Caroline Hoffman, and Thomas Kaplan

13. Welfare Reform and Child Welfare Servcies: Issues of Concern and Potential Evaluation Strategies
Mark E. Courtney


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