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Poverty & Economic Mobility

ASPE releases the annual U.S. Federal Poverty Guidelines, which are used to determine financial eligibility for some Federal programs. Presented here are the poverty lines for every State and the District of Columbia. You will also find extensive resources on poverty estimates, trends, and analysis, plus historical information on poverty and the Guidelines. More broadly, this section also encompasses issues like poverty and income dynamics, and asset building and financial literacy.

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Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors, 20th Report to Congress

July 15, 2021
This report provides welfare dependence indicators through 2018 for most indicators and through 2019 for other indicators, reflecting changes that have taken place since enactment of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) in 1996.
Report

Announcement of the Availability of Funds and Request for Applications for a Cooperative Agreement to Establish a National Research Center on Poverty and Economic Mobility

July 8, 2021
The goal of this solicitation is to improve the effectiveness of public policies that reduce poverty, inequality, and their consequences, promote economic mobility and equity, and further develop knowledge of the structural causes of poverty, inequality, and economic insecurity.
ASPE Issue Brief

COVID-19 and Economic Opportunity: Unequal Effects on Economic Need and Program Response

April 13, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented economic and social impact on Americans, with particularly harsh effects on people in certain race and ethnic groups. Public programs intended to address these needs have also had uneven reach, with many less likely to benefit families of color.
ASPE Issue Brief

COVID-19 and Economic Opportunity: Inequities in the Employment Crisis

April 12, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic caused an unprecedented economic crisis with inequitable effects. Overall employment figures mask the disparate impacts on some communities of color, women, and low-wage workers. These groups were more likely to lose jobs, reduce hours worked, or withdraw from the labor market.
ASPE Issue Brief

Extended LTSS Utilization Makes Older Adults More Reliant on Medicaid Issue Brief

January 31, 2021
Extended LTSS Utilization Makes Older Adults More Reliant on Medicaid Issue Brief ASPE ISSUE BRIEF Richard W. Johnson and Melissa M. Favreault Urban Institute Judith Dey, William Marton, and Lauren Anderson

Economic Hardship and Medicaid Enrollment in Later Life: Assessing the Impact of Disability, Health, and Marital Status Shocks

January 31, 2021
Richard W. Johnson and Melissa M. Favreault Urban Institute January 2021 Link to Printer Friendly Version in PDF Format (50 PDF pages)
Research Brief

Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Americans: Risks and Financing, 2020 Research Brief

January 31, 2021
Long-Term Care Services and Supports for Older Americans: Risks and Financing, 2020 ASPE RESEARCH BRIEF Melissa Favreault Urban Institute Judith Dey
ASPE Issue Brief

Risk of Economic Hardship Among Older Adults Issue Brief

January 31, 2021
Risk of Economic Hardship Among Older Adults ASPE ISSUE BRIEF Richard W. Johnson and Melissa M. Favreault Urban Institute Judith Dey, William Marton, and Lauren Anderson

Projections of Risk of Needing Long-Term Services and Supports at Ages 65 and Older

January 31, 2021
Projections of Risk of Needing Long-Term Services and Supports at Ages 65 and Older Melissa M. Favreault and Richard W.
ASPE Issue Brief

Most Older Adults Are Likely to Need and Use Long-Term Services and Supports Issue Brief

January 31, 2021
Most Older Adults Are Likely to Need and Use Long-Term Services and Supports ASPE ISSUE BRIEF Richard W. Johnson and Melissa M. Favreault Urban Institute Judith Dey, William Marton, and Lauren Anderson