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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.

Reports

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ASPE Issue Brief

How the Affordable Care Act Can Support Employment for People with Mental Illness

April 30, 2014
In this issue brief, the authors explore the provisions of the Affordable Care Act that may enable Americans with mental illness to obtain the mental health treatment and support services they need to continue working or get back to work.

Improving Employment Outcomes for People with Psychiatric Disorders and Other Disabilities

March 31, 2014
Bonnie O'Day, Crystal Blyler, Anna Collins, Benjamin Fischer, Claire Gill, Todd Honeycutt, Rebecca Kleinman, Frank Martin, Joseph Mastrianni, Eric Morris, Lisa Schottenfeld, Allison Thompkins, Allison Wishon-Siegwarth, and Michelle Bailey Mathematica Policy Research  
Report to Congress

Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors: Thirteenth Report to Congress

February 28, 2014
The Welfare Indicators Act of 1994 requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to prepare an annual report to Congress on indicators of welfare dependence. The Indicators of Welfare Dependence report is prepared by ASPE’s Office of Human Services Policy.

Work-Family Supports for Low-Income Families: Key Research Findings and Policy Trends

February 28, 2014
The paper addresses four areas of work-family policy with particular relevance for the wellbeing of low-income working parents and their families: (1) unpaid family and medical leave, (2) paid parental or family leave (extended leave), (3) paid sick leave (short-term leave), and (4) workplace flexibility or initiatives to expand employees’ control over work shifts, hours, and other circumstance

Performance Improvement 2013-2014

December 31, 2013
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201

America's Children in Poverty: A New Look at Who's Poor Under the Supplemental Poverty Measure

November 30, 2013
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).

Supplemental Poverty Measure Brief: 2009-2012

November 20, 2013
This brief summarizes data released by the Census Bureau on the research supplemental poverty measure.