TCRN sponsors session on using the SIPP

The TCRN sponsored a three-day workshop February 28 – March 2, 2014, in Durham NC, on the use of micro-data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP).  The workshop included over 50 participants, most of whom were graduate students, on tools and data needed to conduct SIPP-based research project. The SIPP, fielded by the US Bureau of the Census, collects longitudinal subannual data on respondents’ income, labor force activity, household composition, health, migration, and eligibility for and participation in programs (e.g.TANF, WIC, Medicare, Medicaid, and numerous others). As such, it provides unique opportunities to examine the social and economic well-being of U.S. residents, and changes in residents experiences over time.  Funding for the workshop was provided by the National Science Foundation and the Bureau of the Census under the NCRN program.