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Estimating the value of WIC benefits for the Supplemental Poverty Measure [PDF - 255K]
Suzanne Macartney (U.S. Census Bureau, July 2013)
Supplemental Poverty Measure: Geographic Adjustments from the American Community Survey [PDF - 1.21M]
Trudi Renwick (Bureau of the Census)
Estimating the Value of Federal Housing Assistance for the Supplemental Poverty Measure [PDF - 338k]
(Paul D. Johnson, Trudi Renwick, Kathleen Short)
Evaluating the New Mortgage Questions in the Current Population Survey's 2010 Annual Social and Economic Supplement [DOC - 422k] | Tables 1-5 [XLS - 3M]
(Jessica Semega and Mousumi Sarkar)
Improving the Measurement of Family Resources in a Modernized Poverty Measurement [PDF - 419k]
Trudi Renwick, U.S. Census Bureau (January 2010)
Valuing Housing in Measures of Household and Family Economic Well-Being [PDF - 186k]
Kathleen Short and Amy O'Hara, U.S. Census Bureau (March 2008)
Taking Account of Housing in Measures of Household Income [PDF - 169k]
Kathleen Short, Amy Ohara, and Scott Susin, (January 2007)
Owner-Occupied Shelter in Experimental Poverty Measures [PDF - 80k]
Thesia I. Garner and Kathleen S. Short, (November 15, 2001)
Owner-Occupied Housing: An Input for Experimental Poverty Thresholds [PDF - 361k]
Thesia I. Garner and Patricia Rozaklis, (January 2001)
Valuing Housing Subsidies: A Revised Method for Quantifying Benefits in a New Measure of Poverty [PDF - 80k]
Sharon Stern, (August 2000)
Valuing Housing Subsidies in a New Measure of Poverty: A Statistical Match of the American Housing Survey to the Current Population Survey [PDF - 60k]
Sharon Stern, (August 2000)
Remarks on Geographic Variation in Housing Prices and the Measurement of Poverty
Stephen Malpezzi, (August 1998)
Valuing Housing Subsidies in a New Measure of Poverty Using the Current Population Survey
Mary Naifeh and T.J. Eller, (August 1997)
Valuing Housing Subsidies in a Measure of Poverty in the Survey of Income and Program Participation
Martina Shea, Mary Naifeh, and Kathleen Short, (August 1997)
Effect of Home Ownership on Poverty Measurement [PDF- 43k]
David Betson, (November 1995)