What have we done this semester?

  • Shared findings and thoughts on our internal course forum
  • Met weekly
  • Read The Invisible Safety Net (by J.M. Currie) and other related articles
  • Trained in STATA and used STATA to calculate the number of families with children 8 and under in each income quintile
  • Determined spending for different programs and tax breaks in the following areas: housing, childcare, nutrition, and cash/near-cash
  • Used IPUMS (Integrated Public Use Microdata Series), SIPP (Survey of Income and Program Participation), and TRIM3 (Transfer Income Model) for calculations and simulations