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Surveys and Programs Contributing to Wealth and Asset Ownership

Listed below is the survey that contribute to Wealth and Asset Ownership. Below is a general description of the SIPP program that is specific related to this topic:

Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP)

The Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) provides information on the distribution of income and the success of government assistance programs. SIPP data provide the most extensive information available on how the nation’s economic well-being changes over time. The sample survey is a continuous series of national panels, each ranging from approximately 14,000 to 53,000 interviewed households. The duration of each panel ranges from 2 ½ years to 4 years.

The Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) periodically collects detailed wealth data. The main objective of SIPP is to provide accurate and comprehensive information about the income and program participation of individuals and households in the United States, and about the principal determinants of income and program participation. SIPP offers detailed information on cash and non-cash income on a sub-annual basis. SIPP data allow the government to evaluate the effectiveness of federal, state, and local programs.

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