Tyrone Cheng

Professor and MSW Program Director

School of Social Work, University of Alabama

NLS user since 2002

  • Cheng, Tyrone C., and Lo, C. C. 2014. “An analysis of welfare participation: Rational choice perspective and group threat hypothesis.” Journal of Social Service Research, Volume 40, Number 2, pp. 189-200.
  • Cheng, Tyrone C., and Lo, C. C. 2010. “Heavy alcohol use, alcohol/drug screening and their relationship to mothers’ welfare participation: A temporal-ordered causal analysis.” Journal of Social Policy, Volume 39, Number 4, pp. 543-559.
  • Cheng, Tyrone C., and McElderry, C. 2007. “How do drug use and social relations affect welfare participation?” Social Service Review, Volume 81, Number 1, pp. 155-165.
  • Cheng, Tyrone. 2004. “Impact of family stability on children’s delinquency: An implication for family preservation.” Journal of Family Social Work, Volume 8, Number 1, pp. 47-60.
What I learned from NLS data

The welfare participation and its impact on recipients' behaviors and life domains.

Why I chose NLS data

The NLS has a very rich collection of longitudinal data over a long period of time. It can be applied to understand intergenerational impact as long as long-term impact on the same individuals.