Category Archives: Poverty

Census Bureau Releases 2014 Supplemental Poverty Measure

Written By: Kathleen Short Today, the Census Bureau, with support from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, released its fifth annual report, The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2014. This measure extends information provided by the official poverty measure by explicitly including benefits … Continue reading

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Employment, Earnings and Poverty Estimates for Workers 2014: Some Signs of Economic Recovery but the Evidence is Mixed

Written By: Trudi Renwick and Edward Welniak According to new data released today by the Census Bureau from the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement, there were 160 million workers with earnings in 2014.  This is 1.4 million … Continue reading

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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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