Note: The percentage point changes in welfare and work participation are based on regression coefficients (multiplied by 100). Each set of coefficients is derived from a separate regression holding constant each woman’s age, marital status, schooling, number of children, race, MSA residence, and state characteristics (AFDC benefit levels, wage rates, unemployment rates) as well as state fixed effects, trend variables, and state and trend interactions. See the text for a detailed explanation. The data are from micro data files of the March Current Population Survey, 1983–2000. Welfare participation is measured for the prior calendar year. The work participation rate is the percent of single mothers employed in the week prior to the March CPS survey week.
