Category Archives: Poverty

Comparison Guidance: Income and Poverty

By Victoria Velkoff  Last year, the U.S. Census Bureau implemented methodological changes to the 2014 Current Population Survey’s Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC). Based on substantial research to improve the quality of the data we collect, we redesigned the … Continue reading

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How the Census Bureau Measures Income and Poverty

Written by: Victoria Velkoff Income, poverty and health insurance statistics for 2014 from the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC) will be released Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. One-year statistics from the 2014 American Community Survey (ACS) … Continue reading

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What is the Supplemental Poverty Measure and How Does it Differ from the Official Measure?

Written by: Kathleen Short, Census Bureau Economist In September, the U.S. Census Bureau released official poverty statistics for the United States for the 2013 calendar year. The current official poverty measure was developed in the early 1960s, and only a … Continue reading

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Child Poverty Down – Income of Families with Children Up

First Annual Decline in Child Poverty Since 2000 Written By: Trudi Renwick, Chief, Poverty Statistics Branch, U.S. Census Bureau Today the Census Bureau released the 2013 annual Income and Poverty in the United States report. Poverty among children under age … Continue reading

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How the Census Bureau Measures Income and Poverty

Written by: Victoria Velkoff Income, poverty and health insurance statistics for 2013 from the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC) will be released Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. One-year statistics from the 2013 American Community Survey (ACS) … Continue reading

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