Clothing, 100, 107, 153, 172

in recommended poverty measure, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 22, 23, 40, 50, 52, 105, 147-151

Cohabitating couples, 13, 28, 87, 302, 305-306

Commodity Supplemental Food Program, 439

Community Development Block Grant, 317

Community health centers, 437

Community Services Block Grant, 442

Commuting expenses, 6, 10, 50, 66, 70-71, 117, 151-152n, 185, 210, 242-243

survey coverage, 408

see also Work expenses

Concurrent time series, 5, 7, 43, 44, 52-53, 105, 158, 281, 282, 287-288

Conference on Economic Progress, 340

Consumer Expenditure Survey (CEX), 120, 168, 201, 391-395

as basis for threshold, 5, 6, 7, 13, 51-52, 85, 104, 105, 146-153, 155-158, 210, 290-292

data coverage and content, 214, 393-395, 402, 404-405

data quality, 85, 157, 213-214, 392-393, 403

Diary Survey, 146, 391, 392, 393

historical time series, 52, 155

Interview Survey, 146-147, 151, 210, 391, 392, 393-395, 403

poverty estimates, 81, 214, 403

sample size and design, 12, 13, 65, 85, 156-157, 208, 210, 213-214, 291-292, 392-393, 402, 404

Consumer Price Index (CPI), 43, 110-111, 146, 201, 391-392

and threshold adjustment, 7, 24, 52, 102-103, 105, 123-124, 182-183

Consumption and spending patterns, 39, 51, 102, 402, 405

determination of thresholds, 23, 50-51

in family resources definition, 36-37

in food plan development, 111

geographic variation, 28-29, 184-186

in March CPS, 405

in Panel Study of Income Dynamics, 405

in reference family threshold development, 3, 5, 40, 145

and relative thresholds, 31-32, 59, 129

in Survey of Income and Program Participation, 405

in threshold update and adjustment, 3-4, 6, 7, 23, 25, 30-31, 40, 45, 49-50, 52, 103, 105

see also Basic living needs;

Child care expenses;

Consumer Expenditure Survey;

Nondiscretionary expenses;

Work expenses

Cost-of-living adjustment see Poverty threshold adjustment

Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), 26, 162

CPS see Current Population Survey;

March income supplement

Credit cards, 36, 211, 212, 213

Crime, 20, 100, 314

Crisis resource definition, 36, 72, 212n, 214-218, 297

Current Population Reports, 25, 293

Current Population Survey (CPS), 395, 396, 413-414

sample size and design, 204n, 395-396

see also March income supplement

D

Data quality, 1, 4, 39

assets, 408-409

Consumer Expenditure Survey, 85, 157, 213-214, 392-393, 403

and family resource definition, 37, 65, 204

income, 65, 402-406, 411-420

March Current Population Survey, 204, 283, 403, 410, 411-420



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