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Table 3 Quality assessment of the studies included in the review

From: The impact of social assistance programs on population health: a systematic review of research in high-income countries

Article Global Rating Sample Representativeness Study Design Sample Description Confounding Attrition
Baigi et al. (2008) [22] Weak Strong Weak Weak Weak N/A
Basu et al (2016) [23] Strong Strong Strong Strong Strong N/A
Butterworth (2003) [24] Moderate Strong Weak Strong Strong N/A
Butterworth et a.l (2011) [25] Weak Strong Weak Weak Strong N/A
Dooley and Prause (2002) [26] Strong Strong Moderate Strong Strong Strong
Ensminger and Juan (2001) [38] Weak Weak Moderate Weak Strong Strong
Ford et al. (2010) [27] Weak Strong Weak Weak Weak N/A
Jayakody et al. (2000) [28] Weak Strong Weak Weak Strong N/A
Kiely and Butterworth (2013) [29] Strong Strong Moderate Strong Strong Strong
Løyland et al. (2011) [30] Weak Weak Weak Strong Weak N/A
Muennig et a.l (2013) [36] Strong Strong Strong Moderate Strong N/A
Narain et al. (2017) [31] Strong Strong Strong Strong Strong N/A
Rodriguez et al. (1997) [33] Moderate Strong Weak Strong Strong N/A
Rodriguez (2001) [32] Moderate Strong Moderate Weak Strong Moderate
Rodriguez et a.l (2001) [34] Moderate Strong Moderate Weak Strong Moderate
Vozoris and Tarasuk (2004) [35] Weak Strong Weak Strong Weak N/A
Wilde et al. (2014) [37] Strong Strong Strong Strong Strong N/A