Current Population Survey, March 1985: Estimates of Noncash Benefit Values (ICPSR 8472)

Published: Feb 16, 1992

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United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census


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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.

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Current Population Survey, March 1985:  Estimates of Noncash Benefit Values. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16.

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United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census

1984-03 -- 1985-03


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

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.

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.

personal interviews

survey data




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