Income Data for Policy Analysis: A Comparative Assessment of Eight Surveys. The Uninsured


The frequency with which people lack health insurance coverage is an important indicator for health policy analysis and one that is strongly associated with income—hence its inclusion in this study. Surveys differ with respect to the reference period used to identify the uninsured. The most commonly used measures define the uninsured at a point in time or over a period of time—typically a year. We examine both measures and their relationship to family income and conclude by examining how the ratio of full-year to point-in-time uninsured varies across the surveys that support both measures.

View full report


"report.pdf" (pdf, 4.33Mb)

Note: Documents in PDF format require the Adobe Acrobat Reader®. If you experience problems with PDF documents, please download the latest version of the Reader®