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Current Population Survey, March 1986: Estimates of Noncash Benefit Values (ICPSR 9510)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census


This data collection provides monetary value estimates for five types of noncash benefits. These noncash benefits are food stamps, school lunches, public or subsidized rental housing, Medicaid, and Medicare. The three valuation approaches used were market value, recipient or cash equivalent, and poverty budget share. The estimates are based on data obtained from the March 1985 Current Population Survey (CPS).

Series: Current Population Survey Series

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Study Description


United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Current Population Survey, March 1986: Estimates of Noncash Benefit Values. ICPSR09510-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1991.

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This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    census data, demographic characteristics, employment, households, labor force, Medicaid, Medicare, population characteristics, population estimates, poverty, public assistance programs, unemployment

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1985-03--1986-03

Date of Collection:   

  • 1986-03

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.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Data are recorded for households, families, and persons with a total of 296,256 records in the file. There are approximately 71 household variables, 105 family variables, and 240 person variables.


Sample:    A probability sample was 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.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1991-07-18

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