ERIC Number: ED292545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Trends in Family Income: 1970-1986.
Williams, Roberton C.
Comparing the experiences of different types of families, this report analyzes family incomes in the United States from 1970 to 1986. The adjusted family income (AFI) measure used in the analysis corrects for family size and for inflation, but does not take account of either in-kind income or taxes. After a section summarizing the report's contents, Chapter I discusses issues in measuring family income. Chapter II reports family income in 1986, in terms of income by (1) family type, (2) age of family head, (3) number of workers, and (4) sources of income. Chapter III reports income trends across the 16-year period, discussing trends in terms of the four categories enumerated above. Chapter IV focuses on factors affecting family income, including macroeconomic conditions, government policies and cash transfer programs, demographic characteristics, and number of workers per family. Appendices provide demographic and income data, 1970-1986; data on income, price indexes, and poverty thresholds; poverty statistics for families, 1970-1986; a note on limitations of the March 1987 Current Population Survey for the years 1971 through 1987; and data on income distributions by family type. (RH)
Descriptors: Demography, Economic Factors, Family Characteristics, Family Income, Family (Sociological Unit), National Norms, Poverty, Research Methodology, Social Influences, Tables (Data)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Congressional Budget Office.