Measuring poverty: a new approach
National Academy Press, 1995 - Business & Economics - 501 pages
This book evaluates concepts and procedures for deriving the poverty threshold, definitions of family resources, and procedures for annual updates of poverty measures. It explores issues underlying the poverty measure, analyzes effects of any changes in poverty rates, and discusses the impact on eligibility for public benefits.
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SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
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adjusted adult AFDC benefit after-tax amount approach assets assistance programs average basis benefit standard Census Census Bureau changes child support clothing Consumer Expenditure Survey consumer units consumption countable income current measure deductions definition of family determine developed disposable income dollars earnings effects eligibility equivalence scale estimates expenditures family income family type federal Food Plan Food Stamp Program food stamps four-person family gross money income health insurance household housing costs imputed in-kind benefits increase index values low-income March CPS market basket measure of poverty median Medicaid Metropolitan areas multiplier NMES official thresholds out-of-pocket expenses out-of-pocket medical panel payments percent percentage points percentile poor population poverty guidelines poverty line poverty rate poverty statistics procedure proposed measure proposed poverty measure recommend reference family threshold sample scale economy factor scale value shelter SIPP Survey taxes threshold concept Thrifty Food two-adult/two-child families U.S. Department units updating
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