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SPMCAPXPNS
SPM unit's capped work and child care expenses

Description

SPMCAPXPNS measures the combined estimated amount of an SPM Unit's total spending for childcare and work-related expenses, rounded to the nearest dollar. It is capped so that it does not exceed the earnings of the lowest-earning adult in the household. This value is used in the calculation of a family's total economic resources.

It is important for users to note that the Census Bureau does not collect the same detailed income and expenditure data for the ACS as it does for the Annual Social and Economic Supplement of the Current Population Survey (CPS ASEC). Many of the data points used to calculate the SPM have been imputed or estimated using values from the CPS ASEC. For detailed information about how the Census Bureau derived these measures, please refer to the Supplemental Poverty Measure using the American Community Survey working paper.

The formula used to calculate total SPM resources is

SPMTOTRES = SPMFTOTVAL + (SPMSNAP + SPMCAPHOUS + SPMLUNCH + SPMHEAT + SPMWIC) – (SPMFICA + SPMFEDTAXAC + SPMSTTAX) – SPMCAPXPNS – SPMMEDXPNS

SPMCAPXPNS is a 5-digit numeric variable that is used to calculate the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) for a family. SPMCAPXPNS specific variable codes for missing, edited, or unidentified observations, observations not applicable (N/A), observations not in universe (NIU), top and bottom value coding, etc. are provided below if applicable by Census year (and data sample if specified).

SPMCAPXPNS Specific Variable Codes
99999 = N/A (Not in Universe)

Comparability

Aside from the effects of inflation, this variable is comparable across all years.

Universe

  • Not group quarters.

Availability

United States
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Editing Procedure

There is no editing procedure available for this variable.