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Women's Employment Study (WES)

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 12:49
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Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, Michigan Program on Poverty and Social Welfare Policy
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Ann Arbor, MI
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Description: The Women’s Employment Study (WES) is a five wave panel study of women who resided in one urban Michigan county and received cash welfare in February, 1997 through the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program. The primary purpose of the study is to examine barriers to employment.

Population: Women residing in one urban Michigan county, consisting of nearly equal levels of African American and white samples. Data collected through in-person interviews. Sample sizes for each wave: 753, 693, 632, 577, 536.

Periodicity: Data collected in five survey waves, during the Falls of 1997-2003.

(Information adapted from the publisher)

For more information, please see the Compendium of Family-Self Sufficiency Databases.

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