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Supplemental Poverty Measure Brief: 2009-2012

Publication Date
Nov 20, 2013

This brief summarizes data released by the Census Bureau on the research supplemental poverty measure. Cited statistics include poverty rates from 2009-2012 using both the official poverty measure and the supplemental poverty measure; the anti-poverty effectiveness of select social safety net programs for all persons and children 0-17; changes in poverty between 2009 and 2012 by age, race and ethnicity, family type, region, and residence; and changes in the SPM rate from 2009 to 2012 for selected demographic characteristics. The data are based on information collected in the 2013 and earlier Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplements (CPS ASEC) conducted by the Census Bureau.