Welfare, Children and Families: Three-City Study

In collaboration with Ronald Angel (University of Texas), Linda Burton (Duke University), Lindsay Chase-Lansdale (Northwestern University), Andrew Cherlin (Johns Hopkins University), and Robert Moffitt (Johns Hopkins University), this intensive study of low-income children and families in the post-welfare reform era focused on poor and near poor neighborhoods in Boston, Chicago, and San Antonio. The study began in 1999 and comprised three interrelated components: longitudinal surveys, embedded developmental studies, and contextual, comparative ethnographic studies. Surveys were conducted in 1999, 2001, and 2005; and developmental studies were conducted in 1999 and 2001. The publicly available dataset as well as information on working papers and links to publications can be found here.