Supplemental Poverty Measure: The Latest Research

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U.S. Census Bureau
November 9, 2011
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The Census report on poverty using a new supplemental poverty measure showed lower poverty rates among children than the official measure, but these rates are still higher than any other age group. The good news is that government programs, like food stamps and EITC refunds, reduce the child poverty rate. The bad news is that poverty rates among the under-18 age group is still higher than any other age group.  The measure shows the importance of specific government programs in mitigating poverty for different age groups and demographic groups. Find the full report from the Census Bureau below.

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