We are wanting to get detailed ratios of total family income to poverty above 500% of poverty for families with relatd children versus other children.
(The available POVERTY variable provides detailed ratios below 500%, but just lumps all values above 500% of poverty.) We need to compare total family income to the appropriate year’s poverty thresholds.
Ultimately we will be doing the analysis for both ACS 2009-2011 and for Census 2000 to see if the middle class is thinning out in our City, which we think is probably the case.
I saw that there is a CUTOFF variable in the CPS IPUMS. I am wondering if IPUMS staff could send us the similar CUTOFF specs adapted to ACS and Census IPUMS data.
Thank you in advance for your help!