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Survey of Income and Program Participation Data on Families and Living Arrangements

Survey of Income and Program Participation is a longitudinal panel survey of demographic information, income, labor force characteristics, and program participation in the United States with supplemental topical modules including questions on topics such as child well being, child care and detailed household relationships.

Data Tables, Products and Reports

Data about detailed children’s living arrangements are available at the national level from 1991 to the present on the SIPP page of the Children topic.

For additional information about SIPP, visit the SIPP Web site.

When Households Continue, Discontinue, and Form 

Other Technical and Analytical Reports

Fact Sheet: Differences in the Marital Status Estimates from the American Community Survey, Current Population Survey, Survey of Income and Program Participation, and Decennial Census.

Fact Sheet: Differences in the Households and Family Estimates from the American Community Survey, Current Population Survey, Survey of Income and Program Participation, and Decennial Census Participation, and Decennial Census.

Related Papers and Presentations


Income Estimation for Former Household Members in the Redesigned SIPP: Assessing the Efficacy of the SIPP-EHC’s Type2 Question Battery 
  • Paper [PDF - 948K] , by Lindsay M. Monte and Ashley Edwards. (2013-04)  Issued March 13, 2013.
  • Poster [PDF - 689K] , by Lindsay M. Monte and Ashley Edwards. presented at the Fall Research Conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM), Baltimore, MD, November 8-10, 2012.

Measures of Help Available to Households in Need: Their Relation to Well-being, Welfare, and Work [HTML] [PDF - 90K], by Kurt J. Bauman and Barbara A. Downs. (Paper Number 42)  Issued May 2000.


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