Saturday, May 30, 2015

Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Participation in Government Programs, 2009–2012: Who Gets Assistance?

"This report focuses on the participation and characteristics of people who received benefits from any of the following means-tested assistance programs:
• Medicaid
• Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
• Housing Assistance
• Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
• Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
• General Assistance (GA)
The data come from the 2008 Panel of the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) and cover calendar years 2009 through 2012.  The SIPP is a longitudinal survey, which means that, unlike periodic point-in-time surveys, such as the Current Population Survey (CPS), the SIPP follows the same people over time.  This longitudinal quality allows examination of the SIPP sample from two perspectives..."
Government Assistance

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