Workbook: HHDistn.xls

 

Notes / Method:

 

         The census provides the distribution of CA households by income range

         The CPS provides the distribution of all US households and working households by income quintile and for the top 5% of the income distribution

         Assuming a uniform distribution of HHs in each income range, the household counts were adjusted to our household classifications

         Income distribution percentiles were computed for the top of each income range for our HH classification

         Assuming the same percentage nonworking across the CA income distribution as for the national distribution, straight line interpolation was used to estimate the number of nonworking households in each household class