Measures of Material Hardship: Final Report. The Analysis Sample


The tabulations presented later in this chapter are restricted to households with dependent children.(10) A household, however, is an ambiguous concept with regard to measuring basic needs. A respondent who reportedly experienced hardship in the past 12 months may have had children living with him or her in some but not all of those months. Our approach is to identify households with dependent children based on their composition at the time of the administration of the Adult Well-Being Module.

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