UINCRPOV: CPS family income as % of poverty
Text: This constructed variable compares family income received during the year preceding the survey (e.g. 1996 family income for the 1997 NSAF) to the Census Bureau's Federal poverty thresholds for that year, given family size and numbers of children in the family. The family is composed of all household residents related by blood, marriage, or adoption. Information about the Census Bureau's poverty thresholds is available online at http://www.census.gov/hhes/poverty/povdef.html. To determine family income, questions are asked about the amount of money income received in the preceding calendar year by each person in the sampled family, 15 years old and over. Sources of income include: (a) Money wages or salary; (b) Net income from self-employment; (c) Social Security; (d) Supplemental Security Income; (e) Public assistance or welfare payments; (f) Interest (on savings or bonds); (g) Dividends, income from estates or trusts, or net rental income; (h) Veterans' payment or unemployment and workmen's compensation; (i) Private pensions or government employee pensions; and (j) Alimony or child support, regular contributions from persons not living in the household, and other periodic income. For earnings, this variable uses information reported in Section I: Employment and Earnings. Specifically, this included items on earnings from the year preceding the survey (items I49A - I76). For other sources of income (unearned income) received during the previous year, the variable uses information gathered in Section J: Family Income. Amounts that are reported from the receipt of vouchers or coupons from the welfare office to pay for special expenses (item J5) and food stamps (item J6) are not included in the calculation of family income.
Based upon 44,673 valid cases out of 44,673 total cases.
Location: 145-153 (width: 9; decimal: 1)
Variable Type: numeric
Source: This variable was taken from: National Survey of America's Families (NSAF), 2002.
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Disclaimer: The frequencies for this variable may not be weighted. They are purely descriptive and may not be representative of the study population. Please use with caution and consult the study documentation.