Econ Focus

2013

 

First Quarter 2013

Drawing the Line

New measures of poverty illustrate just how hard it is to define who is poor

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Related Links

Census Bureau website on experimental poverty measures

Fisher, Gordon M. "The Development and History of the Poverty Thresholds." Social Security Bulletin, Winter 1992, vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 3-14.

Meyer, Bruce, and James Sullivan. "Identifying the Disadvantaged: Official Poverty, Consumption Poverty, and the New Supplemental Poverty Measure." Journal of Economic Perspectives, Summer 2012, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 111-136.

National Research Council. Measuring Poverty: A New Approach. Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press, 1995.

Orshansky, Mollie. "Children of the Poor." Social Security Bulletin, July 1963, vol. 26, no. 7, pp. 3-13.

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