These files enable researchers to replicate the estimates for the Supplemental Poverty Measure described in reports P60-247, P60-244 and P60-241(The Research Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2012, 2011, and 2010). All four files use Census 2010-based population controls. The 2009 and 2010 research files include tax estimates that differ slightly from those used to create the tables published in P60-241 (The Research Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2010).
READ ME File [15KB .docx]- contains weighted and unweighted poverty counts from each file.
2012 Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) Research File [created using the 2013 CPS ASEC]
2011 Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) Research File [created using the 2012 CPS ASEC]
2010 Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) Research File [created using the 2011 CPS ASEC] [Revised December 2012]
2009 Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) Research File [created using the 2010 CPS ASEC] [Revised December 2012]
Public-use files to replicate the NAS-based poverty measures described in report P60-227 (Alternative Poverty Estimates in the United States: 2003) are posted at http://www.census.gov/hhes/povmeas/data/public-use.html.
Extract files with replicate weights using the Census 2010-based population controls for the 2011 and 2010 CPS ASEC can be downloaded from http://www.census.gov/housing/extract_files/.
The following extract files provide researchers with revised estimates for the value of benefits from the Supplementary Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) for 2009, 2010 and 2011. For details of the changes made to the WIC estimates see Macartney (2013). Each file contains the variables h_seq and pppos which can be used to merge the extract file with the SPM research file for the relevant year. The new value for WIC benefits is stored in the variable named “newWICval”.