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March 1998

Experimental poverty measurement for the 1990s

Thesia I. Garner, Kathleen Short, Stephanie Shipp, Charles Nelson, Geoffrey D. Paulin

Recently, a National Academy of Sciences Panel made recommendations for a revised poverty measure; when implemented in a test environment, these recommendations yield a poverty population that looks more like the general population, in that the poor are more likely to be white, to be married, and to have a family member in the labor force

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