Chair:

Rebecca Blank, University of Michigan

 

Presenter:

Kathleen Short, U.S. Census Bureau

 

Discussants:

Sandra Danziger, University of Michigan

Douglas Besharov, American Enterprise Institute and University of Maryland

10:30

Break

 

10:45

Session 3: Incorporating Medical Out-of-Pocket Expenses (MOOP)

 

Recent reports that have published experimental poverty measures, P60-219 and P60-222, have used three approaches to incorporating MOOP. The first subtracts MOOP from income, the second incorporates MOOP into the thresholds, and the third combines the first two, adjusting both income and the threshold.

 

Chair:

Barbara Wolfe, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Presenter:

Jessica Banthin, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, DHHS

 

Discussants:

Richard Bavier, Office of Management and Budget

David Betson, Notre Dame University

Gary Burtless, The Brookings Institution

12:45

Lunch

 

2:00

Session 4: Equivalence Scales

 

 

The Census Bureau appears to have adopted a three-parameter equivalence scale to adjust thresholds for differences in family size. A quick overview of why the three-parameter scale was chosen and a discussion of related research priorities for the future may be helpful. Units of analysis for the measure will be discussed in this session, including the question of how to treat cohabitators, foster children, and roomers and boarders.



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