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Content The Value of Hardship Measures Defining and Measuring Hardship Material Hardship Indexes Measuring Hardship Using the SIPP Unanswered Questions for Future Research
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The brief summarizes findings from the Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure report for 2013. The brief highlights SPM levels for the most recent year, changes from the previous year and historical trends. SPM estimates are compared to estimates of the official poverty measure. The brief also presents the anti-poverty effects of select s
This research brief examines child poverty in 2010 using both the official poverty measure that the Census Bureau has been using since the 1960s and the more recent Research Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM).
Information on Research Supplemental Poverty Measure. A Summary of 2012 Current Population Survey Data
This ASPE Issue Brief provides information on the research Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) calculated by the Census Bureau. In 2011, 16.1 percent of the U.S. population was poor using the SPM, representing 49.7 million individuals. This compares to 15.1 percent of the U.S. population, or 46.6 million individuals, under the official measure. Bot
Income is a critical variable in policy analysis, and because of this, most federal household surveys collect at least some data on income. Yet income is exceedingly difficult to measure well in a household survey. Income questions produce some of the highest item nonresponse rates recorded in surveys, and comparisons of survey estimates with benc
Policy makers use national surveys to paint a picture of the U.S. population along a variety of dimensions. If major surveys are equally successful in capturing income, then, for the same time period, populations and income types, consistently defined income estimates and poverty rates across surveys will be highly similar varying somewhat due
This report summarizes what is known about the measurement of material hardship and its application to research with low-income families with children. It discusses challenges in defining and measuring material hardship, reviews how such measures have been in recent research, and presents analyses of data from the Survey of Income and Program Part
Announcement of Award of Fiscal Year 2011 The Department announced on September 29th $2.4 million in grants to support continued research and evaluation of important and emerging social policy issues associated with the nature, causes, correlates, and effects of income dynamics, poverty, individual and family functioning, and child well-being.
Measuring Income and Poverty in Four Surveys: An Overview Final Report Prepared by: Gabrielle Denmead 1 , Joan Turek 2 , Brian James 2 , and Sameer Desale 2 Joan Turek < firstname.lastname@example.org > 3 August 9, 2008
America's Children in Poverty: A New Look at Who's Poor Under the Supplemental Poverty Measure. References
Miriam King, Steven Ruggles, J. Trent Alexander, Sarah Flood, Katie Genadek, Matthew B. Schroeder, Brandon Trampe, and Rebecca Vick (2010). Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, Current Population Survey: Version 3.0. [Machine-readable database]. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota. Short, Kathleen S. (2012). The Research Supplemental
America's Children in Poverty: A New Look at Who's Poor Under the Supplemental Poverty Measure. Table A-4. Statistics on Other Characteristics in Calendar Year 2010
Any Health Coverage 82.9% 88.7% 83.8% 84.9% 83.1% Sample Size N = 7,666 N = 4,286 N = 1,828 N = 11,952 N = 9,494 Private Health Coverage 16.7% 15.9% 51.4% 16.4% 22.9% Public Health Coverage 70.5% 80.0% 40.4%
America's Children in Poverty: A New Look at Who's Poor Under the Supplemental Poverty Measure. Table A-3. Statistics on Expenditures in Calendar Year 2010
Description Core Poor Lifted Out Thrown In OPM Poor SPM Poor Sample Size N = 7,666 N = 4,286 N = 1,828 N = 11,952 N = 9,494 Mean MOOP $1,782 $1,268 $9,237 $1,594 $3,070 Median MOOP $385 $423 $4,750
America's Children in Poverty: A New Look at Who's Poor Under the Supplemental Poverty Measure. Table A-2. Statistics on Safety Net Benefits in Calendar Year 2010
Description Core Poor Lifted Out Thrown In OPM Poor SPM Poor Sample Size N = 7,666 N = 4,286 N = 1,828 N = 11,952 N = 9,494 Any SNAP 51.7% 67.7% 13.9% 56.9% 45.0% Mean SNAP $2,429 $3,561 $324 2797