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What Does it Mean to be in Poverty in the U.S., Statistically Speaking?

Written by Ashley Edwards and Jose Pacas, Poverty Statistics Branch You may have heard public officials or the media talk recently about the poverty rate in America. In advance of the U.S. Census Bureau’s release of its annual income and … Continue reading

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What is the Supplemental Poverty Measure and How Does It Differ From the Official Measure?

Written by: Trudi Renwick and Liana Fox, Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division Since the publication of the first official U.S. poverty statistics in 1964, there has been a continuing debate about the best way to measure income and poverty … Continue reading

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How the Census Bureau Measures Income and Poverty

Written by: Trudi Renwick, Assistant Division Chief, Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division Income, poverty and health insurance statistics for 2015 from the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC) will be released Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. … Continue reading

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Health Insurance Coverage Measurement in Two Surveys

By Marina Vornovitsky, Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division Next week, the U.S. Census Bureau is releasing two important sources for health insurance statistics in the United States: the Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey and … Continue reading

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National Parks and the Economy of Their “Gateway Towns”

Written by Robert Bernstein, Economy-Wide Statistics Division Nowhere is our nation’s natural beauty on more vivid display than in its more than 400 national parks. Maintained by the National Park Service for exactly one century this summer, these venues have … Continue reading

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