Measures of Material Hardship: Final Report. The SIPP


The SIPP, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, collects a wide variety of economic and demographic information on panels of respondents over a period of several years, contacting sample members every four months. In the following sections, we describe the 1996 SIPP Panel's design and content, as well as that of its Adult Well-Being Topical Module. The section concludes with a discussion of the suitability of these data for analyzing material hardship.

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