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How the Census Bureau Measures Income and Poverty

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Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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A Deeper Look at the Income Estimates

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Tweet Written by: Ed Welniak For the second consecutive year, household income declined. Between 2010 and 2011, real (inflation adjusted) median household income fell by 1.5 percent, and the median has declined by a total of 8.1 percent since 2007. … Continue reading

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How We Measure Poverty and Income

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Tweet Written by: David Johnson Income, poverty and health insurance estimates for 2011 from the Current Population Survey (CPS) will be released Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. One-year estimates from the 2011 American Community Survey (ACS) will be released on Thursday, … Continue reading

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Changes in Household Net Worth from 2005 to 2010

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Tweet Written by: Alfred Gottschalck and Marina Vornovytskyy Household net worth or wealth is an important defining factor of economic well-being in the United States.  In times of economic hardship, such as unemployment, illness, or divorce, a person’s or household’s … Continue reading

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Do Higher Degrees Always Pay Off? It Depends

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Tweet Written by Stephanie Ewert Many statistics suggest that education is a key way to improve one’s economic position in life.  Consequently, parents often stress the importance of education to their kids in hopes of ensuring economic success for them … Continue reading

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