John E. Rolph, The RAND Corporation
James S. Hodges, The RAND Corporation
Roderick J. A. Little, University of California at Los Angeles
Robert L. Obenchain, Glaxo Inc.
This is the fifth special section to appear in JASA and the first one in the new review section format. This special section on quality control of welfare programs addresses a public policy problem with a substantial statistical content. In contrast, special sections in the earlier format were on general topics (survey research methods, statistical graphics, computational statistics, and biopharmaceutical statistics).
The potential stakes in quality control (QC) of federal-state family assistance programs are large. In …