Deriving State-Level Estimates from Three National Surveys: A Statistical Assessment and State Tabulations. NOTES


  1. AFDC has now been replaced by Transitional Assistance for Needy Families. This report refers to AFDC since all existing data from these three surveys reports on this program.

  2. National design effects are also higher than state-level design effects for the NHIS.

  3. The nine states for which the SIPP does not provide individual identifiers are: Alaska, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming.

  4. Nobel laureate James Tobin has applied this methodology in an analysis of the relationship between business cycles and adult poverty rates (Tobin, 1994).

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