Measuring Income and Poverty in Four Surveys: an Overview. Table 10. Distribution of Persons and Families in Poverty by Family Size

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Table 10. Distribution of Persons and Families in Poverty by Family Size

Family SizePercent of Poor FamiliesPercent of Poor Persons
CPS FamilyNHIS FamilyCPS FamilyNHIS Family
CPSSIPPMEPSMEPSNHISCPSSIPPMEPSMEPSNHIS
Total100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
One58.0%57.6%54.9%52.1%46.0%29.1%27.8%26.9%24.4%19.5%
Two16.1%14.9%19.3%20.4%19.2%16.1%14.4%18.9%19.2%16.3%
Three Plus25.9%27.5%25.8%27.5%34.8%54.8%57.8%54.2%56.4%64.2%