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February 19, 2006
SIPP
The Census Bureau first fielded the SIPP in 1984, after over six years of careful design and testing. Since then, the Census Bureau and social-science researchers have gained extensive experience with the survey and worked together to refine and improve it. The SIPP has served as the basis for thousands of academic papers and government and independent policy reports on poverty, income mobility, and the effectiveness of state and federal government programs. Over the last quarter century, hundreds of millions of public and private dollars have been invested in the development of the SIPP and the capacity to analyze its data. This investment will be lost if the SIPP is eliminated.

Gosh, why do you think the Bush Administration would want to kill a program that measure the impact of government programs on real poeple's lives?

I mean, it's only $40 million. That's barely a rounding error in the war budget.

Posted by AnneZook at 07:47 PM


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