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The quality of the data collected in the recipiency history topical module of SIPP


Author:
Miller, Esther., Martini, Alberto., United States Food and Nutrition Service., and Mathematica Policy Research, Inc
Year:
1992
Subject:
Survey of Income and Program Participation (U.S.), Welfare recipients -- United States, low income households, social welfare programs, surveys, and United States
Abstract:
The Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) is a national panel survey of the economic situation of persons living in the United States. In the 1986 SIPP panel, a Recipiency History Topical Module was added as a supplement to the survey's core questions. The purpose of this supplement was to collect information on the length of time persons might have participated in government income transfer programs such as food stamps and Aid to Families with Dependent Children. The authors of this report evaluate the quality of the recipiency information by comparing the responses to administrative data and to data from SIPP respondents who have ongoing welfare spells.
Language:
English
Publisher:
Mathematica Policy Research
Collection:
USDA publications