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1 Introduction
Pages 11-16

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From page 11...
... As one component of its program to r ­ eengineer SIPP, the Census Bureau requested the Committee on National Statistics of the National Academies to convene a panel to study technical issues of using administrative records as part of SIPP. The panel was charged to consider the advantages and disadvantages of strategies for ­linking administrative records and survey data, taking account of the accessibility of relevant administrative records, the operational feasibility of linking, the quality and usefulness of the linked data, and the ability to provide access to 11
From page 12...
... Experience in administering such programs as unemployment insurance and food stamps indicated that at least some program participants faced frequent changes in employment, earnings, and income, and that these changes were often associated with changes in program eligibility and participation that were important to understand. A new survey that followed the same individuals over time, recording as many of these changes in income and program participation as possible, was therefore needed.
From page 13...
... Monthly data on incomes and demographic characteristics of households allow analysts to study intrayear transitions in marital status, poverty, employment, health insurance coverage, and eligibility for and participation in a wide range of government programs. These kinds of analyses are not possible with other nationally representative data sets, which require respondents to recall income amounts, program participation, and other characteristics for an entire year, not just 4 months, as in SIPP.
From page 14...
... Income must be equal to or less than 130 percent of the poverty line or the household must receive food stamps or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits for the children to be eligible for free school lunches. Using data from SIPP, which allowed them to calculate eligibility based on information that mirrors the statutes governing program eligibility, Dahl and Scholz (2005)
From page 15...
... , underreporting of program recipients and benefit amounts when compared with administrative records, and other factors have led to concerns about the quality of the data. The Census Bureau recognized the need to reengineer the outmoded SIPP data processing system, which contributed to delays in data release, and to address other problems.
From page 16...
... Chapter 3 discusses the possible roles for federal and state administrative records in a reengineered SIPP, which include their use to evaluate the quality of survey reports, improve imputations used to provide values for missing responses, correct survey responses for misreporting, and replace survey questions. The chapter considers the costs and benefits of each major use of administrative records and both short-term and longer term goals for making the best use of records for a reengineered SIPP.

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