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SPMEQSCALE
SPM unit's equivalence scale

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Description

SPMEQSCALE is the equivalence scale used to adjust the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) threshold to reflect the needs of the SPM family unit, based on the number of adults and children in the family. For two-adult, two-child families, SPMEQSCALE is set to 1.

For more information on the calculation of the SPM equivalence scale, see the Census Bureau's "The Research Supplemental Poverty Measure" report.

Comparability

SPMEQSCALE is comparable across years.

Universe

  • All persons.

Availability

Years Jan Feb ASEC Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2010 – 2019 - - X - - - - - - - - -

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