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Study Report

Study Number: AH-005-037-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1985

Subject Area: Individual

Bibliographic Citation: Current population survey, March 1985: estimates of noncash benefit values.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Commerce  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8472

Comments: Data can be downloaded from ICPSR by library staff.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook and one duplicate copy.

Abstract: Beginning in March 1980, the Current Population Survey has included questions on participation in a selected group of noncash benefit programs including the National School Lunch Program, Food Stamp Program, public or other subsidized rental housing programs, Medicare, and Medicaid. These questions serve as the basis for valuing noncash benefits and estimating the effect they have on poverty.

SOURCE: personal interviews

UNIVERSE: The civilian noninstitutional population of the United States living in housing units and male members of the Armed Forces living in civilian housing units on a military base or in a household not on a military base.

SAMPLE: A probability sample is used in selecting housing units. The sample is located in 729 sample areas comprising 1,973 counties and independent cities with coverage in every state and in the District of Columbia.

NOTE: Data are recorded for households, families, and persons with a total of 301,261 records in the file.


DATA TYPE: survey data


TIME PERIOD: March 1984-March 1985


FUNDING AGENCY: United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census.

SUBJECT TERMS: career patterns. census data. children. demographic characteristics. education. employment. ethnicity. family. household structure. housing. income. income estimates. insurance. job history. occupations. personal finances. population. poverty. socioeconomic indicators. taxation. welfare. United States.


United States Bureau of the Census. Technical Paper No. 50: Alternative Methods for Valuing Selected In-kind Transfer Benefits and Measuring Their Effect on Poverty. Available from Data User Services Division, Customer Services (Publications), Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C. 20233. United States Bureau of the Census. Technical Paper No. 55, Estimates of Poverty Including the Value of Noncash Benefits: 1984. Available from the Superintendent of Documents, United States Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. S/N 003-024-06344-1.

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