In this appendix, we briefly describe the datasets used in this analysis. Additional detail on the datasets can be found in Haider et al. (2000). Table B.1 summarizes the datasets, and the following text provides additional detail on some issues.
CWDs file regular reports with CDSS about their caseloads and aid payments (the CA 237 form) and their program expenditures (the County Expense Claim form). The first form is filed monthly, while the second one is filed quarterly. The analysis reported here uses data through October 2000 for the CA 237 and through June 2000 (second calendar quarter 2000/last quarter SFY 1999–2000) for the County Expense Claim.