Question

Status:Closed    Asked:Mar 28, 2017 - 10:51 AM

Why are some observations classified as SPM poor even though SPM resources are greater than SPM poverty threshold?

In 2016 ASEC (but not 2012-2015 surveys) some observations with SPMPOV=1 have SPMTOTRES>SPMTHRESH. This doesn't seem to be a rounding issue because in one case total resources are almost 5% above the threshold. What am I doing wrong?

 
Do you have the same question? Follow this Question
 

Staff Answer

avatar

Jeff Bloem

Staff

You are not doing anything wrong. Actually the Census Bureau has recently released a new version of the SPM variables for 2016, which fixes the issues you highlight. These revisions will be reflected in the next IPUMS CPS data release.

 

Mar 31, 2017 - 12:20 PM

0
0
Report it

OTHER QUESTIONS NEEDING ANSWERS

When will the 2014 march CPS supplemental poverty (SPM) variables be added?
Is there a variable for the CPS ASEC for the individual's percentage of the p...
How to Replicate Official Poverty Rate Using Income and Threshold Data
Login   |   Register

Recently Active Members

View More »

Share |