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The Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement to the Current Population Survey (CPS)

Data Sampling and Sample Size: ASEC is nationally representative, repeated cross-sectional dataset. Approximately 95,000 households were sampled in 2022.

Dataset Description: The ASEC Supplement provides the usual monthly labor force data, but in addition, provides supplemental data on work experience, income, noncash benefits, and migration.

WIC Measures in Dataset: Measures number of household WIC participation in the past 12 months. Measure is found in the Non-cash Benefits section of the survey.

Years available and frequency of data collection: Data from each year is available online as of 1994 up until 2022.

Sample publication using dataset: Cho, S. J. (2022). The effect of aging out of the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program on food insecurity. Health Economics, 31(4), 664-685.https://doi.org/10.1002/hec.4470

Accessibility: Free and Publicly Available. Guidance and dataset descriptors available on website.

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Date Added
August 31, 2023