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Survey of State Welfare Policymakers, 1996: [United States]

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Shaw, Greg M. (Columbia University. Department of Political Science)
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • Harvard University. Kennedy School of Government. Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy
Free Keywords
Medicaid; policies and procedures; policy making; public interest; public opinion; state government; state legislators; welfare legislation; welfare services
  • Abstract

    The purpose of this study was to determine the role of citizen input into state welfare and Medicaid policymaking during the early to mid-1990s. The survey, which was conducted during October 1996-February 1997, queried 257 state officials (state legislators, social service agency directors, and senior advisors to governors) about the impetus for welfare reform, the methods used to measure public preferences, and the effectiveness of welfare policies. Policymakers were also asked how much input they sought from the general public and which part of state governments took the most active role in initiating the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) and Medicaid reforms during the 1990s.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1996
  • 1996-10 / 1997-02
    Collection date: 1996-10--1997-02
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
State welfare policymaking officials: governors' aides, social service agency administrators, and state legislators.
The target group was 550 state officials, including 100 governors' aides (senior policy advisors), 250 social service agency administrators, and 200 state legislators.
One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3279 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Shaw, Greg M. (2002): Survey of State Welfare Policymakers, 1996: [United States]. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.