Glossary of Acronyms

The list below includes legislation, programs, agencies, surveys, and models; for a survey, program, or model, the agency that developed or is responsible for it is given in parentheses.


AFDC

Aid to Families with Dependent Children [program] (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

AHCPR

Agency for Health Care Policy and Research [formerly, National Center for Health Services Research-NCHSR] (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

AHS

American Housing Survey (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development)

ASPE

[Office of the] Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)


BEA

Bureau of Economic Analysis (U.S. Department of Commerce)

BLS

Bureau of Labor Statistics (U.S. Department of Labor)


CASE

Computer-assisted software engineering

CBO

Congressional Budget Office

CES

Consumer Expenditure Survey (BLS)

CGE

Computable general equilibrium [models]

CORSIM

Cornell Simulation Model

CPI

Consumer Price Index (BLS)

CPS

Current Population Survey (BLS and Census Bureau)


DOL

[U.S.] Department of Labor

DRI

Data Resources, Inc.



The National Academies | 500 Fifth St. N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20001
Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
Terms of Use and Privacy Statement



Below are the first 10 and last 10 pages of uncorrected machine-read text (when available) of this chapter, followed by the top 30 algorithmically extracted key phrases from the chapter as a whole.
Intended to provide our own search engines and external engines with highly rich, chapter-representative searchable text on the opening pages of each chapter. Because it is UNCORRECTED material, please consider the following text as a useful but insufficient proxy for the authoritative book pages.

Do not use for reproduction, copying, pasting, or reading; exclusively for search engines.

OCR for page 311
Improving Information for Social Policy Decisions: The Uses of Microsimulation Modeling, Volume I - Review and Recommendations Glossary of Acronyms The list below includes legislation, programs, agencies, surveys, and models; for a survey, program, or model, the agency that developed or is responsible for it is given in parentheses. AFDC Aid to Families with Dependent Children [program] (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) AHCPR Agency for Health Care Policy and Research [formerly, National Center for Health Services Research-NCHSR] (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) AHS American Housing Survey (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) ASPE [Office of the] Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) BEA Bureau of Economic Analysis (U.S. Department of Commerce) BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics (U.S. Department of Labor) CASE Computer-assisted software engineering CBO Congressional Budget Office CES Consumer Expenditure Survey (BLS) CGE Computable general equilibrium [models] CORSIM Cornell Simulation Model CPI Consumer Price Index (BLS) CPS Current Population Survey (BLS and Census Bureau) DOL [U.S.] Department of Labor DRI Data Resources, Inc.

OCR for page 311
Improving Information for Social Policy Decisions: The Uses of Microsimulation Modeling, Volume I - Review and Recommendations DYNASIM2 Dynamic Simulation of Income Model 2 (Urban Institute) FNS Food and Nutrition Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture) FOSTERS Food Stamp Eligibility Routines (Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.) FSA Family Support Act [of 1988] GAO General Accounting Office GNP Gross National Product (BEA) HANES Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NCHS) HBSM Health Benefits Simulation Model (Lewin/ICF, Inc.) HCFA Health Care Financing Administration (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) HEW [U.S. Department of] Health, Education, and Welfare HHS [U.S. Department of] Health and Human Services HIS Health Interview Survey (NCHS) HITSM Household Income and Tax Simulation Model (Lewin/ICF, Inc.) IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IQCS Integrated Quality Control System (HHS and FNS) IRA Individual retirement account IRS Internal Revenue Service (U.S. Department of the Treasury) ISDP Income Survey Development Program (ASPE and SSA) JCT Joint Committee on Taxation (U.S. Congress) KGB Kasten, Greenberg, and Betson [model] (ASPE) LTCFM Long-Term Care Financing [Sub]Model (Lewin/ICF, Inc.) MATH Micro Analysis of Transfers to Households [model] (Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.) MDM Macroeconomic-Demographic Model (Lewin/ICF, Inc.) MRPIS Multi-Regional Policy Impact Simulation [model] (Social Welfare Research Institute, Boston College) MS-DOS Microsoft Disk Operating System [for personal computers] NCHS National Center for Health Statistics (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) NCHSR National Center for Health Services Research [now, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research-AHCPR] (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) NIA National Institute on Aging (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) NIPA National Income and Product Accounts (BEA) NMCES [1977] National Medical Care Expenditure Survey (NCHSR with NCHS) NMCUES [1980] National Medical Care Utilization and Expenditure Survey (NCHS with HCFA)

OCR for page 311
Improving Information for Social Policy Decisions: The Uses of Microsimulation Modeling, Volume I - Review and Recommendations NMES [1987] National Medical Expenditure Survey (AHCPR with HCFA) OASDI Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance [social security] (SSA) OBRA [1981] Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development OMB [U.S.] Office of Management and Budget OTA Office of Tax Analysis (U.S. Department of the Treasury) PBJI Program for Better Jobs and Income (Carter administration) PC Personal computer POPSIM Population Simulation [model] PRISM Pension and Retirement Income Simulation Model (Lewin/ICF, Inc.) PSID Panel Study of Income Dynamics (Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan) RIM Reforms in Income Maintenance [model] (President's Commission on Income Maintenance Programs) SIPP Survey of Income and Program Participation (Census Bureau) SOCSIM [Demographic]-Social Simulation [model] SOI Statistics of Income [Division] (Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury); Statistics of Income [samples of tax returns] SPSD/M Social Policy Simulation Database/Model (Statistics Canada) SSA Social Security Administration (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) SSI Supplemental Security Income [program] (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) STATS Simulated Tax and Transfer System [model] (SSA) TRA [1986] Tax Reform Act TRIM2 Transfer Income Model 2 (Urban Institute)