Market Basket Measure research paper: Examining shelter and transportation costs within census metropolitan area Market Basket Measure regions

Articles and reports: 75F0002M2024003

Description: This research paper examines shelter and transportation costs within census metropolitan areas (CMAs). The paper begins by describing a proposed methodology for delineating urban and suburban sub-regions within CMA Market Basket Measure (MBM) regions. It then presents new shelter and transportation costs based on the new delineations and assesses the extent to which differences in costs between urban and suburban sub-regions differ. The analysis concludes by examining how the new delineations would impact the estimation of poverty rates had they been implemented. This paper also provides an opportunity for the public and stakeholders to provide feedback and comments.
Issue Number: 2024003
Frequency: Occasional
Author(s): Devin, Nancy ; Steinmetz-Wood, Madeleine
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