- Questionnaire Text
- UnHarmonized Variables
STIMULUS is a 4-digit dollar amount.
STIMULUS provides the value of federal stimulus payments received during the tax year 2008. One value per family is assigned to the person in the family under whose name the tax return was filed.
According to the Census Bureau's technical documentation for the 2009 alternative income and poverty measurements, " 'payments were assigned to persons with a 2008 tax liability, or with $3,000 in 'qualifying income'. The full value of the stimulus payment was assigned to the tax filer (only one person for joint returns). For those without a federal tax liability, $300 was assigned to single filers and $600 to joint filers. For persons with a federal tax liability, $600 was assigned to single filers and $1,200 to joint filers. Additional $300 payments for qualifying children were added to the total stimulus payment."
This variable is available only in the 2009 CPS.
Comparability with IPUMS-USA
This variable is not available in IPUMS-USA.
- All persons.