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Title Direct Measures of Poverty as Indicators of Economic Need: Evidence from the Survey of Income and Program Participation
Agency Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census.
Publ. Info. 43 p.; 1998
SuDocs No. C 3.223/27:30
Item 0154-B-55
Notes There has been increasing interest in using direct measures of economic well being to keep track of how people are getting by. One set of indicators developed for this purpose includes questions on paying bills, ability to get needed health care and food sufficiency. Data gathered by the Census Bureau in the Survey of Income and Program Participation represent the first attempt to gather such data from a nationally-representative sample. The evidence presented here supports the use of hardship measures as a valid and useful measure of household well-being. --Web page
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