B

Basic living needs, 3-4, 5, 6, 22-23, 40, 48, 50, 51, 52, 105, 143 -144, 147-151, 152-153, 203, 386-387.

See also Clothing;

Food requirements and spending;

Housing and shelter costs

Basic Needs Budget (BNB), 116-118.

See also Expert budgets and standards

Before-tax (gross) income

and AFDC eligibility, 92

in current threshold, 2, 3, 25, 29-30, 38, 40, 97, 203, 204, 206-207, 290

in proposed family resource definition, 10, 66, 209

Behavioral equivalence scale, 169-174

Black population, 82-83, 286-287, 412-413

poverty rates, 75, 259, 260, 261, 262, 264, 265, 268-269

Borrowing, 36, 211, 212

Bracketing, 216n, 274n

Bureau of Census see Census Bureau

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 23

area price indexes, 8, 61, 65, 183, 186-188

Consumer Expenditure Survey, 13, 44, 85, 292, 391, 392

Current Population Survey, 395

Family Budgets Program, 33-34, 117-118, 120-122, 128, 166, 168, 185 , 186, 189, 190-191

Bureau of the Budget, 17, 24, 163.

See also Office of Management and Budget

Business cycles and recessions, 49-50, 52, 133, 147, 158

C

Canada, 127, 134.

See also Statistics Canada

Categorical budgets, 116-119

Census see Decennial census

Census Bureau

Consumer Expenditure Survey, 391

Current Population Survey, 395, 407, 414, 415, 416

data improvement and research role, 44

experimental poverty statistics, 7, 23, 25, 52-53, 105, 205, 219, 312-313

official poverty rate and statistics, 5, 17, 24, 25, 43, 44

public-use data tapes, 12, 83, 282

Senior Redesign Team, 401

Survey of Income and Program Participation, 285, 400, 401, 407, 419

tax estimates, 70, 238-240, 406-407

CEX see Consumer Expenditure Survey

Child and Adult Care Food Program, 439

Child care expenses, 2, 27, 45, 102, 118, 331

in expert budgets, 117, 118

and family resource definition, 5, 9, 10, 37, 40, 66, 70, 102, 145 , 204, 209, 240-242

survey coverage, 241, 408

Children, 24, 315-316

equivalence scales for, 7, 8, 60, 160, 161-162, 165-166, 169-170, 172, 173, 177-178

poverty rates, 75, 76, 257, 260, 261, 265, 268-269

see also Family composition and type

Child support, 27-28, 45, 331

and family resource definition, 5, 10, 40, 66, 71, 102, 204, 210, 243-244, 267

survey coverage, 244, 408

Civilian Health and Medical Programs for the Veterans' Administration (CHAMPVA), 407, 408

Civilian Health and Medical Programs of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS), 407, 408



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