An Updated Data Analysis of the Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey

Since the Household Pulse Survey ended in July, several programs essential to the well-being of children and families have expired. Families have had to cope without the $600/week supplemental unemployment payment, the eviction moratorium lapsed and was only partially reinstated, and the Payroll Protection Program designed to support small businesses—including the child care programs essential to families—has closed. The U.S. Census Bureau has extended the collection of data for the Household Pulse Survey, and the first round of data results covering the end of August will be released on September 9th. The state-and national-level data that will be released will give critical insight into how families are doing as the nation continues to cope with the global pandemic and the subsequent economic and health crises. Data from the updated Household Pulse Survey will be pivotal to conveying the gravity of families’ predicament as federal representatives negotiate relief proposals—discussions that will likely continue through September. It will also be essential for state-level discussions on how to balance reduced state revenues with increased needs. The Partnership for America’s Children and the KIDS COUNT project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation hosted this webinar to review findings from the additional questions to the survey as well as a trend analysis of the data relevant to family and child well-being.

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