ERIC Number: ED266221
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Characteristics of Households and Persons Receiving Selected Noncash Benefits: 1984.
Welniak, Edward J.
Current Population Report, Series P-60 n150 Nov 1985
This document is a report of statistical data on the characteristics of households and individuals receiving noncash benefits in 1984. The data were obtained from the March 1985 Current Population Survey (CPS) conducted by the Bureau of the Census. The report covers data on: The Food Stamp Program; the National School Lunch Program; public and other subsidized rental housing; Medicare health insurance; Medicaid health insurance; CHAMPUS, VA, or military health insurance; and employer or union provided pension plans and group health insurance plans. There are two types of recipients for these noncash benefits: means-tested (those whose household income falls below a specified level) and non means-tested. In 1984, 88% of the households in the United States received at least one noncash benefit, an increase from 1983 of approximately 972,000 households. Households receiving at least one means-tested benefit did not change significantly from 1983 to 1984, but those households receiving nonmeans-tested benefits increased from 69.8 million to 70.7 million from 1983 to 1984. The body of this report consists of tables showing the collected data. Also included are extensive appendices which include information on : (1) definitions of terms and demographics; (2) sources and reliability of estimates; (3) underreporting; and (4) facsimiles of the 1985 CPS questionnaires. (CG)
Descriptors: Eligibility, Family Characteristics, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Income, Insurance, Public Housing, Retirement Benefits, Social Services, Statistical Surveys
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.