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Does Public Assistance Encourage Women to Have More Children?

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WSIPP - January 1992

Most states increase the monthly public assistance grant when a new baby is born into the household. Recently, policymakers in some states have either eliminated, or proposed to eliminate, the grant increase. These changes in public assistance policy are based on the belief that the structure of grant payments may provide an economic incentive for women on public assistance to have more children.

Report ID: 92-01-3103
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Data Collection Coordination for the Education and Well-Being of Washington State Children: Actions and Future Option

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Edie Harding - December 1991

Washington State Senate Bill 5474 created an interagency task force to examine data collection efforts related to the education and well-being of children. Task force members represented legislative staff; key state agencies involved with data collection and with children's programs; and the associations of school directors, school administrators, cities, and counties. The Washington State Institute for Public Policy provided the staff support for the task force. The task force's primary purpose was to determine ways to provide aggregated program data on children, using school district boundaries as the mechanism for sorting the information.

Report ID: 91-12-2201
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Juvenile Sex Offenders: A Follow-Up Study of Reoffense Behavior

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Cheryl Milloy, Wendy Rowe, Donna Schram - September 1991

Presented in this report are the results of a follow-up study of 197 male juvenile sex offenders who participated in offense-specific treatment at any of ten project sites in 1984, and who were subjects in a previous study of short-term treatment outcomes. Extensive case-level data were collected on each offender during the previous study. These data provided a rich base of descriptive information on the characteristics of juvenile sex offenders, their offenses, their victims, their involvement in treatment, their prognosis, and their juvenile reoffense behavior during a short follow-up period.

Report ID: 91-09-1101
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The Special Sex Offender Sentencing Alternative: A Study of Decision-Making and Recidivism

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Lucy Berliner, Lisa Miller, Donna Schram, Cheryl Milloy - June 1991

This study identified demographic, offense, and criminal justice system factors that contribute to the decision to grant Washington State's Special Sex Offender Sentencing Alternative (SSOSA) to certain eligible sex offenders and not to others who are eligible. Comparative rates of recidivism (rearrest and reconviction) for those who did and did not receive this sentence option were also analyzed.

Report ID: 91-06-1101
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Leaving Public Assistance in Washington State

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Greg Weeks - April 1991

Many factors contribute to the processes by which women in Washington State leave public assistance. Longitudinal data from the Family Income Study provide information on the patterns of public assistance use and the reasons why women leave public assistance.

Report ID: 91-04-3101
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Adult Sex Offender Registration in Washington State: Initial Compliance, 1990

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Barbara Felver, Roxanne Lieb - January 1991

This report examines early compliance of adult sex offenders with a new registration requirement enacted as part of the Community Protection Act of 1990 (Chapter 3, Laws of 1990). The analysis compared Washington State Patrol records of registered adult sex offenders as of November 9, 1990, with records of sex offenders released from correctional or mental health institutions, or sentenced to supervision, on or after the effective date of the law.

Report ID: 91-01-1102
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Becoming Poor: The Dynamics of Female Poverty in Washington State

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Jian Cao, Ernst Stromsdorfer, Greg Weeks - December 1990

This report examines the dynamics of poverty for women in Washington State. Data from the Family Income Study are used to investigate why women become poor, why some stay poor, and what allows some to escape poverty altogether.

Report ID: 90-12-3101
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Women, Work and Public Assistance

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Jian Cao, Ernst Stromsdorfer, Greg Weeks - November 1990

This paper looks at the process of entering employment for women who are on public assistance or who are at risk of receiving public assistance. Family Income Study data were used to investigate the labor market status and movement between different labor market states for the two sample groups.

Report ID: 90-11-3101
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Alternative Onsite Sewage Disposal Technology: A Review

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Richard Siddoway - January 1988

In 1988, nearly 30 percent of the homes in Washington depended on onsite wastewater treatment and disposal. It was estimated that up to one-half of all septic systems did not perform satisfactorily, or fail entirely within their expected life. This study discusses research on alternative onsite sewage disposal technologies and alternative onsite policy in Washington State.

Report ID: 88-01-4102
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