The brief summarizes findings from the Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure report for 2013. The brief highlights SPM levels for the most recent year, changes from the previous year and historical trends. SPM estimates are compared to estimates of the official poverty measure. The brief also presents the anti-poverty effects of select s
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
This research brief examines child poverty in 2010 using both the official poverty measure that the Census Bureau has been using since the 1960s and the more recent Research Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM).
This brief analyzes and summarizes changes in child poverty from 2007-2012. Cited statistics include changes in the poverty rate and number of children in poverty by age, race and ethnicity, family type, and immigrant generation. The data are based on information collected in the 2013 and earlier Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economi
Information on Research Supplemental Poverty Measure. A Summary of 2012 Current Population Survey Data
This ASPE Issue Brief provides information on the research Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) calculated by the Census Bureau. In 2011, 16.1 percent of the U.S. population was poor using the SPM, representing 49.7 million individuals. This compares to 15.1 percent of the U.S. population, or 46.6 million individuals, under the official measure. Bot
This brief summarizes information on income and poverty in 2010, based on data released by the Census Bureau. Cited statistics include median household income in 2010, the number and rate of all persons in poverty, children in poverty, all persons and children under 50% of the poverty threshold, and African-American and Hispanic children in povert
Table 1. Distribution of Indicator Values (ZCTA-level) for Areas of Concentrated Poverty