Category Archives: Poverty

Income and Poverty Rate Held Steady in 2012

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Tweet Written by: Chuck Nelson Between 2011 and 2012 in the United States, neither real median income nor the poverty rate changed. For the previous four years (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) either poverty increased (2008, 2009, 2010) or median household … Continue reading

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How the Census Bureau Measures Income and Poverty

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Tweet Written by: David Johnson Note: This is an updated¬† version of a blog that ran last year. It provides important information on when to use statistics from the Current Population Survey and when to use them from the American … Continue reading

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When Off-Campus College Students are Excluded, Poverty Rates Fall in Many College Towns

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Tweet Written by: Alemayehu Bishaw What happens to the poverty rate of a community when you exclude college students who live off-campus? A new working paper, Examining the Effect of Off-Campus College Students on Poverty Rates, using ¬†American Community Survey … Continue reading

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Poverty Rates by State: Does the Measure Matter?

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Tweet Written by: Kathleen Short In November 2011, the Census Bureau, with support from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, released the first set of estimates for the research supplemental poverty measure as suggested by an interagency technical working group. Today, … Continue reading

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

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Tweet Written by: Trudi Renwick Since the publication of the first official U.S. poverty estimates in 1964, there has been a continuing debate about the best approach to measure income and poverty in the United States. An interagency technical working … Continue reading

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