Research

Poverty Measurement


California Poverty Measure 
Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality and the Public Policy Institute of California - See more at: http://www.spotlightonpoverty.org/opportunity_indicators_and_measurements.aspx#sthash.QOGsavYF.dpuf
Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality and the Public Policy Institute of California - See more at: http://www.spotlightonpoverty.org/opportunity_indicators_and_measurements.aspx#sthash.QOGsavYF.dpuf
Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality and the Public Policy Institute of California, October 2013

Living Below the Line: Economic Insecurity and America’s Families
Shawn McMahon and Jessica Horning, Wider Opportunities for Women, Fall 2013

Wisconsin Poverty Report: Is the Safety Net Still Protecting Families from Poverty in 2011?
Timothy M. Smeeding, Julia B. Isaacs and Katherine A. Thornton, Institute for Research on Poverty, June 2013

Financial Security of Elderly Americans at Risk: Proposed Changes to Social Security and Medicare Could Make a Majority of Seniors ‘Economically Vulnerable’
Elise Gould and David Cooper, Economic Policy Institute, June 2013

Drawing the Line
Jessie Romero, Econ Focus-Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, May 2013

A State-by-State Snapshot of Poverty Among Seniors: Findings From Analysis of the Supplemental Poverty Measure
Zachary Levinson, Anthony Damico, Juliette Cubanski and Patricia Neuman, Kaiser Family Foundation, May 2013

Measuring Up: Aspirations for Economic Security in the 21st Century
Insight Center for Community Economic Development, April 2013

The CEO Poverty Measure, 2005-2011
New York City Center for Economic Opportunity, April 2013

Poverty Measures over Time in the Northwest States
Marieka Klawitter and Colin Morgan-Cross, Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington, September 2012

Identifying the Disadvantaged: Official Poverty, Consumption Poverty and the New Supplemental Poverty
Bruce D. Meyer and James X. Sullivan, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Volume 26, Number 23, Summer 2012

A Clearer View of Poverty: How the Supplemental Poverty Measure Changes Our Perceptions of Who is Living in Poverty
Institute for Women's Policy Research, July 2012

Wisconsin Poverty Report: How the Safety Net Protected Families from Poverty in 2010
Yiyoon Chung, Julia B. Isaacs, Timothy M. Smeeding and Katherine A. Thornton, Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison, April 2012

The CEO Poverty Measure, 2005-2010
Christine D’Onofrio, John Krampner, Mark Levitan, Daniel Scheer and Todd Seidel, New York City Center for Economic Opportunity, April 2012

Two Generations in Poverty: Status and Trends among Parents and Children in the United States, 2000-2010
Child Trends and Ascend: The Family Economic Security Program at the Aspen Institute, November 2011

2011 Family Economic Self-Sufficiency Standard for California
The Insight Center for Community Economic Development, October 2011

The Crisis of Economic Insecurity for African-American and Latino Seniors
Tatjana Meschede, Laura Sullivan and Thomas Shapiro, Dēmos and the Institute on Assets & Social Policy, September 2011

Wisconsin Poverty Report: Were Antipoverty Policies Effective in 2009?
Joanna Y. Marks, Julia B. Isaacs, Timothy M. Smeeding and Katherine A. Thornton, Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison,
May 2011

Policy Affects Poverty: The CEO Poverty Measure, 2005-2009
The NYC Center for Economic Opportunity, March 2011

Geographic Adjustments of Supplemental Poverty Measure Thresholds: Using the American Community Survey Five-Year Data on Housing Costs
Trudi Renwick, U.S. Census Bureau, January 2011

Annual Update of the HHS Poverty Guidelines
Department of Health and Human Services, January 2011

Progress toward Improving the U.S. Poverty Measure: Developing the New Supplemental Poverty Measure
David Johnson, Focus, Institute for Research on Poverty, Winter 2010

Improving the Measurement of Poverty
Social Service Review, March 2011
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Despite Deep Recession and High Unemployment, Government Efforts—Including the Recovery Act—Prevented Poverty from Rising in 2009
Arloc Sherman, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, January 2011

Another Look at Poverty in the Great Recession
Kathryn Anne Edwards and Elise Gould, Economic Policy Institute, January 2011

NAS-Based Poverty Measures
U.S. Census Bureau, January 2011

Who is Poor? A New Look with the Supplemental Poverty Measure
Kathleen S. Short, U.S. Census Bureau, December 2010

Income, Inequality, and Food Prices
Shawn Fremstad, Center for Economic and Policy Research, December 2010

Impact of Modernizing the American Poverty Measure on the Poverty Status of Older Persons
AARP Public Policy Institute, November 2010

A Wealth of Data
The Economist, July 29, 2010

The CEO Poverty Measure, 2005--2008 (pdf)
Mark Levitan, Christine D'Onofrio, John Krampner, Daniel Scheer and Todd Seidel, New York City Center for Economic Opportunity, March 2010

What Gets Measured Gets Done: How a Supplemental Federal Poverty Measure Will Drive Smarter Policy (pdf)
Melissa Boteach and Jitinder Kohli, Center for American Progress, March 2010

It’s Time for a Better Poverty Measure (pdf)
Mark Greenberg, Center for American Progress, August 2009

Implications of a New Poverty Measure for Program Funding Formulas and Benefits Eligibility (pdf)
Mark Greenberg, Center for American Progress, August 2009

Center for Economic Opportunity: Early Achievements and Lessons Learned (pdf)
New York City Center for Economic Opportunity, April 2009

The Role of Prices in Measuring the Poor’s Living Standards
Christian Broda, Ephraim Leibtag and David E. Weinstein, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Spring 2009

Children in Immigrant Families -- The U.S. and 50 States: Economic Need Beyond the Official Poverty Measure (pdf)
Donald J. Hernandez, Nancy A. Denton and Suzanne Macartney, Child Trends and The Center for Social and Demographic Analysis, April 2009

The 2009 HHS Poverty Guidelines
United States Department of Health and Human Services, January 2009

Measuring Poverty and Economic Inclusion
Shawn Fremstad,Center for Economic and Policy Research, December 2008

Poverty in the U.S. and the UK: Relative Measurement and Relative Achievement
             Rebecca Schalb and Michael Wiseman, George Washington University, December 2008

Improving the Measurement of Poverty
Rebecca Blank and Mark Greenberg, The Hamilton Project, Brookings Institution, December 2008

The CEO Poverty Measure: A Working Paper (pdf)
New York City Center for Economic Opportunity , August 2008

Measuring Poverty in the United States
Nancy K. Cauthen, Sarah Fass, National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, June 2008

Upward Intergenerational Economic Mobility in the United States
Bhashkar Mazumder,, The Economic Mobility Project, Pew Charitable Trusts

What We're In For: Projected Economic Impact of the Next Recession
John Schmitt and Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research, January 2008

Counting What Counts. (Opinion) Read Article
Douglas W. Nelson, Washington Times, August, 2007

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Related to Poverty Guidelines and Poverty
Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, HHS, February 2007

How to Improve Poverty Measurement in the UnitedStates
Rebecca M. Blank, University of Michigan and Brookings Institution, November 2007

National Academy of Sciences
Workshop on Experimental Poverty Measures, October 2007

Working Papers and More Information from the Census Bureau on the National Academy of Sciences Recommendations.

The Mismeasure of Poverty

Nicholas Eberstadt, American Enterprise Institute, August 2006

How Poor are America’s Poor? Examining the "Plague" of poverty in America
Robert Rector, Heritage Foundation, August 2007

Measuring Child Poverty
Department for Work and Pensions, December 2003

Is There Such a Thing as an Absolute Poverty Line Over Time? Evidence from the United States, Britain, Canada, and Australia on the Income Elasticity of the Poverty Line
Gordon M. Fisher, August 1995

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