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Experimental Poverty Measures : 1999

By Short, Kathleen

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Book Id: WPLBN0000601745
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Title: Experimental Poverty Measures : 1999  
Author: Short, Kathleen
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Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Census., Census report
Collections: U.S. Census Bureau Collection
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Publisher: U.S. Census Bureau Department

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Short, K. (n.d.). Experimental Poverty Measures : 1999. Retrieved from http://hawaiilibrary.net/


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Statistical Reference Document

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Executive Summary: This report presents experimental measures of poverty in the United States. These measures are illustrative variations of the recommendations of the Panel on Poverty and Family Assistance: Concepts, Information Needs, and Measurement Methods of the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences.1 This report extends work previously published by the Census Bureau in Experimental Poverty Measures: 1990 to 1997.2 The experimental measures presented here ...

Table of Contents
Contents Experimental Poverty Measures: 1999 Executive Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 New Measures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Work-Related Expenses Including Child Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Housing Subsidies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Medical Out-of-Pocket Expenses (MOOP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Geographic Indexes for Thresholds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 New Measures?Putting the Pieces Together. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Description of Measures and Poverty Rates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Distribution of the Poverty Population . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Concluding Remarks, Future Research, and Data Needs . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Further Research Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Data Improvements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Alternative Criteria for Poverty Measures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Notes and Users? Comments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 References. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Appendixes A. Technical Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-1 Poverty Thresholds: Consumer Expenditure Survey 1997-99 . . . . . A-1 Equivalence Scales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2 Geographic Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2 NAS Panel?s Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-4 New Method. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-4 Work-Related Expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-5 Child Care Expenditures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-5 New CPS Questions on Paid Child Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-7 Other Work-Related Expenses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-9 Housing Subsidy Valuation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-9 Medical Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-10 Use of Four Complete Quarters of CE Interview Data to Compute Poverty Thresholds With MOOP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-12 B. Source and Accuracy of the Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1 Source of the Data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1 Accuracy of the Estimates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1

 

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