Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors: Fourteenth Report to Congress. Data Sources and Topics


This report uses data from the Current Population Survey (CPS) and administrative data for the TANF cash assistance program, SNAP, and the SSI program to provide updated measures through 2012 for the key dependence indicators in Chapter II.  Other measures in Chapters II and III are based on the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) and other data sources.  To provide a greater program context, the report has five appendices that provide additional historical as well as subnational data on major welfare programs, alternative measures of dependence and nonmarital births, as well as background information on several data and technical issues.

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