Measuring Income and Poverty in Four Surveys: an Overview. Exhibit 2A. Income DataExhibit 2A. Income Data

08/09/2008

Exhibit 2A. Income DataExhibit 2A. Income Data

 Current Population SurveySurvey of Income and Program Participation
Definitions Differ From CPS  Self-employment is monthly draw plus net profit (cash basis) and never negative-Includes lump-sum or non-periodic payments such as IRA withdrawals-Excludes educational benefits
Amount Detail For PersonsOver 50 sources and up to 24 amounts of incomeUp to 60 sources and amounts of income
Person and Family TotalsSum of detail for persons and familySum of detail for persons and family
Persons CoveredAll persons for Social Security, SSI and TANF-Persons 15 or over for all other income sources-For persons under 15, Social Security, SSI and TANF assigned to a representative payee or guardianAll persons for Social Security, SSI and TANFPersons 15 or over for all other income sources-For persons under 15, Social Security, SSI and TANF assigned to a representative payee or guardian
Reference PeriodPrior calendar yearMonthly and 4-month periods in prior 4 months
Recall LengthAverage 14 ½ months maximum 15 ½ monthsAverage 3 months maximum 5 months