Assessing Asset Data on Low-Income Households:

Assessing Asset Data on Low-Income Households:

Current Availability and Options for Improvement

This report identifies the most reliable and informative data sources for understanding low-income households assets and liabilities, details their limitations, and provides options for improving asset data sources and collection methods. The report evaluates 12 data sets and identifies three as having the greatest potential for future asset researchthe Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF), the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), and the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID).

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