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Measuring Poverty: A New Approach (1995)

Chapter: In-Kind Benefit Values and Taxes

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Suggested Citation:"In-Kind Benefit Values and Taxes." National Research Council. 1995. Measuring Poverty: A New Approach. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4759.
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Suggested Citation:"In-Kind Benefit Values and Taxes." National Research Council. 1995. Measuring Poverty: A New Approach. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4759.
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EFFECTS OF THE PROPOSED POVERTY MEASURE 251 In-Kind Benefit Values and Taxes We used the 1992 values that the Census Bureau provided on the March 1993 CPS extract file for in-kind benefits (food stamps, school lunches, and public and subsidized housing) and for federal and state income and Social Security payroll taxes. (See Chapter 4 for a description of the Census Bureau's current in-kind benefit valuation procedures, which use the market value approach,

EFFECTS OF THE PROPOSED POVERTY MEASURE 252 TABLE 5-3 Housing Cost Adjustments for Proposed Poverty Thresholds Area and Population Size Index Value Northeast New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont) Nonmetropolitan areas and metropolitan areas 1.128 under 250,000 Metropolitan areas of 250,000-500,000 1.128 Metropolitan areas of 500,000-1,000,000 1.148 Metropolitan areas of 1,000,000-2,500,000 1.141 Metropolitan areas of 2,500,000 or more 1.209 Middle Atlantic (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania) Nonmetropolitan areas and metropolitan areas 0.908 under 250,000 Metropolitan areas of 250,000-500,000 0.997 Metropolitan areas of 500,000-1,000,000 1.020 Metropolitan areas of 1,000,000-2,500,000 0.975 Metropolitan areas of 2,500,000 or more 1.187 Midwest East North Central (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin) Nonmetropolitan areas and metropolitan areas 0.896 under 250,000 Metropolitan areas of 250,000-500,000 0.959 Metropolitan areas of 500,000-1,000,000 0.987 Metropolitan areas of 1,000,000-2,500,000 0.995 Metropolitan areas of 2,500,000 or more 1.059 West North Central (Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota) Nonmetropolitan areas and metropolitan areas 0.861 under 250,000 Metropolitan areas of 250,000-500,000 0.962 Metropolitan areas of 500,000-1,000,000 0.981 Metropolitan areas of 1,000,000-2,500,000 1.028 Metropolitan areas of 2,500,000 or more N.A. South South Atlantic (Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia) Nonmetropolitan areas and metropolitan areas 0.899 under 250,000 Metropolitan areas of 250,000-500,000 0.961 Metropolitan areas of 500,000-1,000,000 1.007 Metropolitan areas of 1,000,000-2,500,000 1.043 Metropolitan areas of 2,500,000 or more 1.119 East South Central (Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee) Nonmetropolitan areas and metropolitan areas 0.827 under 250,000 Metropolitan areas of 250,000-500,000 0.935

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