ERIC Number: ED394117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
FIP Interim Review Project. Final Report.
Whitbeck, John K.
The Family Independence Project (FIP) Interim Review Project in Washington was mounted in order to give preliminary information on the progress of the FIP program compared to Assistance for Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) site activity, for management planning, and to document short-term outcomes and trends for policy considerations. A sample of 5,086 applicants was studied--2,683 at five FIP sites and 2,403 at five AFDC sites. The study period began with the enrollment of each client into the study following a break of at least 30 days in paid assistance and ended for all clients after an average of nine months across the sample. Comparisons were by single parent and two parent groups across the treatment (FIP) and control (AFDC) sites. Head-to-head findings and multivariate analysis show similar conclusions. There is a FIP effect in two major areas: training and duration. Analysis shows that FIP site clients in both the one and two parent programs have more training than AFDC site clients. Additionally, analysis shows that FIP site clients tend to stay on assistance longer. Analysis did not detect a difference during the follow-up period between FIP and AFDC sites employment outcomes for one parent groups. Analysis did confirm that AFDC site two parent clients are more likely to be employed during the follow-up period than FIP two parent clients. Four appendices are: (1) "Description of Databases Used in FIP Interim Review Project"; (2) "Working Definition of 'Openings'"; (3) "Analysis of Duration: Definition of Spell"; and (4) "Telephone Survey: Respondents vs. Non-respondents." Contains 11 tables and 18 figures. (TS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Dept. of Social and Health Services, Olympia. Office of Research and Data Analysis.