Description: The main objective of the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) is to provide accurate and comprehensive information about the income and program participation of individuals and households in the United States, and about the principal determinants of income and program participation. SIPP offers detailed information on cash and noncash income on a sub-annual basis. The survey also collects data on taxes, assets, liabilities, and participation in government transfer programs. SIPP data allow the government to evaluate the effectiveness of federal, state, and local programs.
Population: Continuous series of panels each have nationally representative sample size of 14,000 to 37,000 households. Multistage stratified sample is comprised of U.S. civilian non-institutionalized population, respondents being household members 15 years and up.
Periodicity: Panels range from two and a half to four years. Data available for all waves of the following panels: 1984, 1988, 1990-1993, 1996, 2001, 2004, 2008. Interviews conducted monthly.
(Information adapted from the publisher)
For more information, please see the Compendium of Family-Self Sufficiency Databases.