ERIC Number: EJ679322
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
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Defining Welfare Spells: Coping with Problems of Survey Responses and Administrative Data.
Luks, Samantha; Brady, Henry E.
Evaluation Review, v27 n4 p395-420 Aug 2003
Discusses how to define a welfare spell (period on welfare) and how well surveys measure welfare spells. A look at survey and administrative data from two studies shows that a substantial amount of administrative churning occurs in administrative data. A single definition of a welfare spell does not appear applicable to all respondents. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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