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The 2014 Redesign of the Survey of Income and Program Participation: An Assessment

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The 2014 Redesign of the Survey of Income and Program Participation: An Assessment

The 2014 Redesign of the Survey of Income and Program Participation: An Assessment
by Engineering, and Medicine National Academies of Sciences, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Committee on National Statistics, Panel on the Review and Evaluation of the 2014 Survey of Income and Program Participation Content and Design
English | May 28, 2018 | ISBN: 030946417X | 158 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

The Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) is a national, longitudinal household survey conducted by the Census Bureau. SIPP serves as a tool to evaluate the effectiveness of government-sponsored social programs and to analyze the impacts of actual or proposed modifications to those programs. SIPP was designed to fill a need for data that would give policy makers and researchers a much better grasp of how effectively government programs were reaching their target populations, how participation in different programs overlapped, and to what extent and under what circumstances people transitioned into and out of these programs. SIPP was also designed to answer questions about the short-term dynamics of employment, living arrangements, and economic well-being.
The Census Bureau has reengineered SIPP fielding the initial redesigned survey in 2014. This report evaluates the new design compared with the old design. It compares key estimates across the two designs, evaluates the content of the redesigned SIPP and the impact of the new design on respondent burden, and considers content changes for future improvement of SIPP.