ERIC Number: ED312371
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Money Income and Poverty Status in the United States: 1988 (Advance Data from the March 1989 Current Population Survey). Current Population Reports: Consumer Income.
Current Population Reports, Series p-60 n166 Oct 1989
This report presents data on the income and poverty status of households, families, and individuals in the United States for the calendar year 1988. These data were compiled from information collected in the March 1989 Current Population Survey (CPS) conducted by the Bureau of the Census. The report is comprised of an introduction, highlights, and seven sections. The first section discusses household income in terms of region, type of residence, and type of household. The second section analyzes family income on the basis of race, Hispanic origin, family composition, and age of householder. The third section examines earnings of year-round, full-time workers. The fourth section presents per capita income figures. The fifth section examines poverty status in terms of the following factors: (1) age; (2) race and Hispanic origin; (3) regions; (4) farm/nonfarm residence; (5) metropolitan/nonmetropolitan residence; (6) poverty areas; (7) families, family composition, and unrelated individuals; (8) work experience of family householders; (9) educational attainment of family householders; and (10) income deficit. The sixth section compares trends in income and poverty using the official Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) and an experimental series (CPI-U-X1). The seventh section discusses the effects of revisions in the March CPS processing system. The report inlcudes 65 tables and 5 charts. The seven appendices, which comprise about half the document, include information on incorporating taxes and noncash benefits into the definition of income, estimates of income and poverty using the CPI-U-X1, and sources and accuracy of data, as well as copies of CPS questionnaires. (AF)
Descriptors: Census Figures, Cost Indexes, Demography, Economic Status, Family Characteristics, Family Financial Resources, Family Income, Hispanic Americans, Income, Low Income, Minority Groups, Poverty, Regional Characteristics, Statistical Data, Trend Analysis
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.
Identifiers - Location: United States