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How CBO Adjusts for Survey Underreporting of Transfer Income in Its Distributional Analyses: Working Paper 2018-07

Bilal Habib

No 54234, Working Papers from Congressional Budget Office

Abstract: CBO’s analysis of the distribution of household income relies on data from the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey (CPS). This paper describes how CBO adjusts for the underreporting of government transfers by CPS respondents.

JEL-codes: I38 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018-07-31
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