Topics for 1999 Welfare Survey.

1. Information about your household.  Do you have children?  What are their ages?
2. What are the main problems facing mothers in Camden today?  Probe...  Are there any other problems that many mothers have? [The key to this question is NOT to suggest things, but to go with what they volunteer.]
3. What kind of services or help do mothers need most?  What problems do mothers have getting the services or help they need?
4. I would like to read a list of problem areas.  For each of these areas, tell me if it is a very important problem, a somewhat important problem, or a less important problem:
 a. housing
 b. schools
 c. safety in the neighborhood
 d. health care
 e. food and nutrition
5. Suppose someone gave you a surprise gift of $100 right now, today.  What would you use it for?

Questions from NJ Statewide Survey:
 Perhaps surprisingly, the New Jersey welfare reform was also considered to be effective by the women participating in it.  In the survey which was part of the evaluation research, most of the respondents said they knew about the "family cap" provision, and 66.5% agreed with the statement "do you think that this family cap, as you understand it, is a fair rule?" Fully 86.1% agreed that "the family cap encourages people to take responsibility for their actions," while only 36.5% agreed with the reform's opponents that "the family cap interferes with the woman's right to have a baby."  Most respondents said that they were not personally affected by the "family cap" since they did not plan on having any more children, but they felt that it was a good policy which would stop a lot of teen pregnancies.