University of Wisconsin–Madison

U.S. Poverty Measures

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Chapter 6: Poverty Measurement

  • Timothy M. Smeeding
  • Discussion Paper
  • June 2014
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An Intelligent Consumer’s Guide to Poverty Measurement

  • Timothy Smeeding and Kathleen Short
  • Webinar
  • May 14 2014
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Trends in Poverty with an Anchored Supplemental Poverty Measure

  • Christopher Wimer, Liana Fox, Irv Garfinkel, Neeraj Kaushal, and Jane Waldfogel
  • Discussion Paper
  • December 2013
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Effect of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program on the New York City poverty rate

  • Mark Levitan and Daniel Scheer
  • Focus on Poverty & Classroom Supplement
  • Spring/Summer 2012
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A consumer’s guide to interpreting various U.S. poverty measures

  • David S. Johnson and Timothy M. Smeeding
  • Fast Focus Policy Brief
  • May 2012
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An Assessment of the Effectiveness of Anti-Poverty Programs in the United States

  • Yonatan Ben-Shalom, Robert Moffitt, and John Karl Scholz
  • Discussion Paper
  • June 2011
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What Does It Mean to Be Poor in a Rich Society?

  • Robert Haveman
  • Discussion Paper
  • September 2008