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Child Support Patterns in Washington State: 1993-1994

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Steve Aos, Kate Stirling - March 1995

In 1990 the Washington Legislature responded to the requirements of the federal 1988 Family Policy Act and created a presumptive statewide schedule for child support determination. In 1993, the Washington State Institute for Public Policy was asked by legislative leaders to analyze patterns of actual child support orders, to compare the state's support schedule with other states, and to compare the guidelines to the cost of raising children. To conduct this research, the Institute relied on a sample of child support summary reports, which are completed in county superior courts when child support decisions are made. The time period for the reports in the sample was between June 1993 and May 1994.

Report ID: 95-03-3901
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Washington State Sex Offenders: Overview of Recidivism Studies

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Lin Song, Roxanne Lieb - February 1995

In 1990, the legislature directed the Washington State Institute for Public Policy to study the effectiveness of the Special Sex Offender Sentencing Alternative (SSOSA). Legislators wanted to know if this treatment option, which allows judges to order community treatment for eligible sex offenders, compromised public safety. This publication reports on three studies regarding sex offenders that are designed to answer policymakers' questions. Each study addresses a particular aspect of recidivism.

Report ID: 95-02-1101
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Climbing the Wage Ladder: UPDATE

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Carol Webster, Greg Weeks - February 1995

The Family Income Study's December 1994 issue brief, Climbing the Wage Ladder, found that women who had worked at least three months in any year during the five-year study period (1988-1992) climbed the wage ladder. This paper updates that analysis and reports the 1994 equivalent wages.

Report ID: 95-02-3101
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How Long Do Families Stay on AFDC in Washington?

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Carol Webster, Greg Weeks - February 1995

This brief looks at who is on welfare in Washington and how this relates to length of stay on AFDC.

Report ID: 95-02-3102
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Special Education Fiscal Study: Final Report

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Edie Harding, Thomas Sykes - January 1995

The Washington Legislature directed the Legislative Budget Committee and the Washington State Institute for Public Policy to study the current Washington State special education funding formula and to report on the results of this examination. The current funding formula has been in place since the early 1980s. This study seeks to determine the changes over the last decade in the special education population and program effects of the current formula through an examination of: 1) Washington State trends, 2) local school district practices, 3) federal and state legal requirements, and 4) other states' special education funding formulas.

Report ID: 95-01-2101
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Student Outcomes in Special Education: A Review and Study Options

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Thomas Sykes, Edie Harding - January 1995

The Washington Legislature directed the Washington State Institute for Public Policy to determine the feasibility of doing a longitudinal study of educational outcomes for students in special education. A longitudinal study allows the tracking of a population over some period of time in order to document changes in that population. This report summarizes what is already known about student outcomes for special education and suggests possible ways to learn more about special education programs.

Report ID: 95-01-2102
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At What Hourly Wage Were Women Able to Leave and Stay Off Welfare? UPDATE

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WSIPP - January 1995

The Family Income Study's December 1993 issue brief, At What Hourly Wage Are Women Able to Leave and Stay Off Welfare? found a "threshold" wage of $6.50 per hour enabled many women to leave and stay off welfare for at least 36 months during the 1988-1992 Study period.

This paper updates that analysis and reports the 1994 equivalent "threshold" wage using two different methods: 1. Wages earned during the Study period were adjusted for inflation, using the Consumer Price Index. 2. Wages earned during the Study period were increased by the amount that would offset the increase in value, from 1988 to 1994, of the welfare package (Aid for Families With Dependent Children [AFDC] and Food Stamps).

Report ID: 95-01-3102
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Teenage Pregnancy: A Summary of Prevention Program Evaluation Results

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Carol Webster, Greg Weeks - January 1995

This report provides the results from 20 teenage pregnancy prevention program evaluations. The programs are divided into two main categories: (1) Those intended to prevent a first pregnancy, and (2) Those intended to prevent subsequent pregnancies.

Report ID: 95-01-3901
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Outcomes in Special Education: What We Know and How We Could Know More

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Pat Brown, Eugene Edgar, Carmen Hadreas, Bridget Kelly - December 1994

At legislative direction in the 1994 Supplemental Appropriations Act, the Washington State Institute for Public Policy is assessing the feasibility of doing a longitudinal study of educational outcomes for students in special education. A longitudinal study allows the tracking of a population over some period of time in order to document changes in that population. Conducting such a study in the field of K-12 education will be complicated and costly. In Washington State, we have had only limited experience with this approach. This report provides a summary of what is known from the research literature on outcomes for special education students who graduate from high school in the U.S. and in Washington State.

Report ID: 94-12-2101
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A Review of Federal and State Laws Addressing the Education of Children with Disabilities

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Susan Mielke - December 1994

This reviews examines the federal legislation established to provide federal financial assistance programs to assist states in educating children with disabilities. Federal law requires the state to assure that school districts evaluate each identified child to determine eligibility for special education, provide appropriate special education services to children with disabilities, establish due process procedures to help parents and students get the appropriate special education services, and perform some administrative functions for special education programs. The main differences between federal and state requirements are that the state defines specific eligibility criteria for each disability category and requires the evaluation to identify a child's disability within one of the disability categories. The state constitution, as interpreted by the Washington State Supreme Court in 1978, requires the state to define and fully fund basic education. Through legislative definition, special education is part of the state's basic education responsibility.

Report ID: 94-12-2102
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