Stephen Jenkins appointed to a US National Academies of Science expert panel
Stephen Jenkins has been appointed to the Panel on an "Integrated System of U.S. Household Income, Wealth, and Consumption Data and Statistics to Inform Policy and Research" established by the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Committee on National Statistics.
The 16-member panel is to: (1) review the major income, consumption, and wealth statistics currently produced by U.S. statistical agencies, and (2) provide guidance for modernizing the information to better inform policy and research (such as understanding trends in inequality and mobility).
As part of its deliberations, the panel will be evaluating the need for and value of a fully integrated system of income, consumption, and wealth statistics to provide consistent macro- and micro-level statistics.
Over the next two years, the panel will produce a final report with conclusions and recommendations regarding the relevance, accuracy, timeliness, geographic and population detail, and consistency of statistics on income, consumption and wealth, and the need for an integrated system of these statistics
For further information about the panel, read here.