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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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Financial Condition and Health Care Burdens of People in Deep Poverty

July 15, 2015
Americans living at the bottom of the income distribution often struggle to meet their basic needs on very limited incomes, even with the added assistance of government programs.

Information on the Supplemental Poverty Measure - A Summary of 2013 Current Population Survey Data

September 30, 2014
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.

Information on the Supplemental Poverty Measure - A Summary of 2013 Current Population Survey Data (October 2014)

September 30, 2014
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.

Evaluation of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Teams Pilot: Federal Role in Revitalizing Distressed Cities: Interagency Collaboration and Local Partnerships

August 24, 2014
The federal government has historically invested significant resources in the nation’s distressed cities. However, the benefits of these investments have often not been fully realized.