Selected Articles and Papers
by Mollie Orshansky
About the Poverty Thresholds
and the Poverty Population

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(A chronological bibliography of Orshansky's publications is also available.)

Mollie Orshansky, "Children of the Poor"*, Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 26, No. 7, July 1963, pp. 3-13.

Mollie Orshansky, "Counting the Poor:  Another Look at the Poverty Profile"*, Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 28, No. 1, January 1965, pp. 3-29 — reprinted in Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 51, No. 10, October 1988, pp. 25-51.

Mollie Orshansky, "Who's Who Among the Poor:  A Demographic View of Poverty"*, Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 28, No. 7, July 1965, pp. 3-32.

Mollie Orshansky, "How poverty is measured"*, Monthly Labor Review, Vol. 92, No. 2, February 1969, pp. 37-41.

Mollie Orshansky, "Memorandum for Dr. Daniel P. Moynihan — Subject:  History of the Poverty Line," July 1, 1970 — published on pp. 232-237 of Mollie Orshansky [compiler], "Documentation of Background Information and Rationale for Current Poverty Matrix," Technical Paper I (PDF - 364 pages) of The Measure of PovertyExit disclaimer, explains you are leaving this web site., Washington, D.C., U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1976.

Mollie Orshansky, Harold Watts, Bradley R. Schiller, and John J. Korbel, "Measuring Poverty: A Debate," Public Welfare, Vol. 36, No. 2, spring 1978, pp. 46-55.

Carol Fendler and Mollie Orshansky, "Improving the Poverty Definition," American Statistical Association:  1979 Proceedings of the Social Statistics Section, pp. 640-645.

Mollie Orshansky, "Commentary:  The Poverty Measure," Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 51, No. 10, October 1988, pp. 22-24.

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*  These articles were reprinted in Mollie Orshansky [compiler], "Documentation of Background Information and Rationale for Current Poverty Matrix," Technical Paper I (PDF - 364 pages) of The Measure of PovertyExit disclaimer, explains you are leaving this web site., Washington, D.C., U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1976; see pp. 5-15 ("Children of the Poor"), 16-43 ("Counting the Poor..."), 44-74 ("Who's Who Among the Poor..."), and 244-248 ("How poverty is measured"). See also the Enhanced Table of Contents for Technical Paper I.


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