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Researchers Letter to Congress on the Survey of Income & Program Participation (2007)

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Publication Date: May 2007

Publisher(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research

Topic: Government (Public services and utilities)

Keywords: Unemployment insurance; Food Stamps; Medicaid; Fertility

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

More than 400 economists and social scientists signed a letter urging Congress to continue funding the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). The survey provides critical information on the effectiveness of Medicaid, Social Security, Food Stamps, unemployment insurance and other programs.

The letter was signed by 446 researchers, including Nancy Krieger (Harvard School of Public Health), Ann Markusen (Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs) and Timothy Smeeding (Center for Policy Research). The Center for Economic and Policy Research, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, coordinated the sign-on letter.