Measures of Poverty: Selected Reports from the U.S. Census Bureau


Isaac Henson (Editor)

Series: Hunger and Poverty: Causes, Impacts and Eradication
BISAC: SOC045000

The official U.S. poverty thresholds create an explicit boundary that defines who lives in poverty, and the U.S. Census Bureau reports annually on this vulnerable population. Less is known about the low-income population living just above official poverty thresholds. This book describes individuals and families living near poverty- those individuals whose family incomes are close to, but not below, official poverty thresholds. It also presents data on poverty based on information collected in the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP); and describes patterns of poverty using measures with different time horizons and provides a dynamic view of the duration of poverty spells and the frequency of transitions into and out of poverty.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Living in Near Poverty in the United States: 1966-2012 (pp. 1-42)
Charles Hokayem and Misty L. Heggeness

Chapter 2 – Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Poverty, 2009–2011 (pp. 43-102)
Ashley N. Edwards

Chapter 3 – Poverty: 2000 to 2012 (pp. 103-132)
Alemayehu Bishaw

Chapter 4 – Poverty Rates for Selected Detailed Race and Hispanic Groups by State and Place: 2007–2011 (pp. 132-164)
Suzanne Macartney, Alemayehu Bishaw and Kayla Fontenot


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