Maintained/created by: U.S. Census Bureau
Geographic unit of data: U.S. national
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Users can view and download data pertaining to employment, income, and program participation of American households. Topics include: child care, program participation, health care utilization, health care costs, disability, school enrollment, and taxes.
The United States Census Bureau conducts the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). The purpose of the SIPP is to evaluate the effectiveness of federal, state and local government programs. This survey provides information regarding the income and labor force participation of American households and their participation in transfer of income programs. The SIPP provides information regarding the effect of changes in program eligibility or benefits on recipients and the target population and changes in household composition and structure. Topics include: child care, program participation, health care utilization, health care costs, disability, school enrollment, and taxes.
Users can view data collection, data analysis, and data dictionary information online. The survey questions can be downloaded as PDF files. Users can download the DataFerrett application to search surveys, obtain frequencies, and download data for analysis into Microsoft Excel.
This longitudinal survey has been administered since 1984, and was most recently conducted in 2008. Household members age 15 and older are interviewed using computer-assisted interviews. The 2008 panel includes 46,500 households interviewed eight times. Households from high-poverty concentration areas are oversampled. Information is available on a national level.