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Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) Grants Research Program and Conference

a PSC Research Project [ARCHIVE DISPLAY]

Investigators:   Sheldon H. Danziger, H. Luke Shaefer

The National Poverty Center (NPC) at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, directed by Sheldon Danziger, Henry J. Meyer Distinguished University Professor of Public Policy, proposes to develop and conduct a grants research program that will expand the research expertise of the SIPP data user community, encourage and promote the sharing of information and ideas among SIPP users, and will expand the SIPP data user community by demonstrating the utility of the data for public policy use and by training doctoral students/postdoctoral fellows/ assistant professors in the use of SIPP data. The NPC has previously carried out many successful research grants competitions for federal agencies, including the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Economic Research Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Census Bureau. It thus has both the research knowledge and administrative capability to fulfill all of the goals of this task order.
During Phase I of this project, the NPC will organize a grants research program that will meet all of the goals of this task order. We propose that this program include two related grant competitions to produce analytic research papers on topics that are of high priority to the Census Bureau: (1) a national grants research program using SIPP public use data or the SIPP Synthetic Beta (SSB) or the restricted SIPP Gold Standards File, (2) a University of Michigan grants research program to expand the number of young scholars (doctoral students/postdoctoral fellows/assistant professors) using these three SIPP data sets.
The selected scholars in each of the programs will receive grants to utilize the three SIPP data sets to conduct research and prepare analytic research papers on topics that will be pre-determined by staff at the Census Bureau. For researchers using restricted data at one of the Census Bureau?s confidential Data Centers, the NPC will work with the Census Bureau to ensure that researchers meet all of the security requirements to use the data. The grants research program competition, including the submission of draft papers to the Census Bureau by those whose projects are selected, will be completed by the end of the base period, September 30, 2010.
During the option period, October 1, 2010 through March 31, 2011, tasks specified for Phase II and Phase III will be completed. The NPC will conduct a one-day research conference for up to 75 attendees. The SIPP research papers will be presented, discussed by research experts selected by the NPC in consultation with Census Bureau staff, and further discussed by conference participants. By the end of the option period, final copies of the papers that respond to the comments received at the conference will be submitted to the Bureau and posted as working papers on the web site of the National Poverty Center (www.npc.umich.edu).

Funding Period: 10/01/2009 to 03/31/2011

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