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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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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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2011 Poverty – Stories Behind the Numbers

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Tweet Written by: Trudi Renwick In 2011, 15.0 percent of the population had income below the official poverty thresholds.  Between 2010 and 2011 there was no statistically significant change in the percent or number of people in poverty in the … Continue reading

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