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SPMNCHILD
SPM unit's number of chidren

Codes

This is a 2-digit numeric variable.

Description

SPMNCHILD records the number of children in the family unit used to calculate poverty thresholds for the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM). SPM family units are defined differently from the family units used to calculate official poverty. SPM family units are identified in SPMFAMUNIT.

Comparability

SPMNCHILD is comparable across years from 2010 to 2018.

In 2019, the Census Bureau implemented a new processing system to accommodate survey changes. These changes affect income and relationship variables, making poverty measurements before and after 2019 incomparable. For more information on this overhaul, see our guide to the 2019 ASEC updates.

Universe

  • All persons.

Availability

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

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