Income Data for Policy Analysis: A Comparative Assessment of Eight Surveys. Objectives of the study

12/23/2008

The assessment focuses on three issues:

  • The quality and usability of each survey’s income and poverty data for policy-related analyses
  • The overall impact of different design and methodological approaches
  • Specific design and processing choices that may be related to the quality and utility of income and poverty data in each survey

We discuss these three issues in turn and then highlight the methods used in the study.

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