ERIC Number: ED321001
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Transitions in Income and Poverty Status: 1985-86. Current Population Reports: Household Economic Studies.
Short, Kathleen S.; Littman, Mark S.
Current Population Reports, Series P-70 n18 Jun 1990
This report presents data from the complete 1985 panel file of the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) on changes between 1985 and 1986 in the income and poverty status of persons. SIPP data make it possible to gauge movement along the whole income distribution and into and out of poverty for the same persons in two consecutive years. It also enables analysis of family composition change and its impact on income and poverty status. Section 1, "Highlights," covers the following topics: (1) changes in income; (2) changes in income-to-poverty ratios; and (3) changes in poverty status. Section 2, "Year-To-Year Changes in Income: 1985-86," covers the following topics: (1) distribution of family or individual income by selected characteristics; (2) year-to-year changes in family or individual income quintals; (3) distribution of income-to-poverty ratios; and (4) distribution of percent change in income-to-poverty ratios. Section 3, "Movement Into and Out of Poverty: 1985-86," discusses the distances of persons above or below the poverty level and differences in transitions of persons by selected characteristics. Section 4, "Technical Notes," contains the computation information for the study. Section 5, "User Comments," contains a request for comments from readers. The following information is appended: (1) overview of the SIPP Program; (2) definitions and explanations; (3) source and accuracy of estimates; and (4) description of SIPP 1985 Panel File and data quality. Twenty-four tables and one figure are included. (JS)
Descriptors: Census Figures, Economic Change, Economic Factors, Economic Status, Economically Disadvantaged, Family Financial Resources, Income, Individual Characteristics, Low Income, Poverty, Surveys
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.