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Report on Experimental Poverty Measures: 1990 to 1997

Kathleen S. Short, John Iceland, Richard Bavier, Thesia I. Garner, Patricia Rozaklis, and Donald J. Hernandez

Abstract

In July of this year the Census Bureau released the report entitled Experimental Poverty Measures 1990 to 1997. This report responded to criticisms of the current official measure and to recommendations of the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Poverty and Family Assistance.