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Poverty in the United States: 2012

Author: Thomas Gabe; Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.?] : Congressional Research Service, [2013]
Series: CRS report for Congress, RL33069.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : National government publication : English
Summary:
This report presents several differing measurements used to record the level of poverty in the United States. The official measurement, developed over 50 years ago, counted 46.5 million people in the United States as poor in 2012 -- the largest recorded in the measurements 54-year history.
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Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Gabe; Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
OCLC Number: 868244884
Notes: "November 13, 2013."
Description: 1 online resource (79 pages) : color illustrations, 2 color maps.
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.; System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Contents: Trends in poverty --
The U.S. "official" definition of poverty --
Poverty among selected groups --
Receipt of need-tested assistance among the poor --
Geography of poverty --
The research supplemental poverty measure --
Discussion.
Series Title: CRS report for Congress, RL33069.
Responsibility: Thomas Gabe.

Abstract:

This report presents several differing measurements used to record the level of poverty in the United States. The official measurement, developed over 50 years ago, counted 46.5 million people in the United States as poor in 2012 -- the largest recorded in the measurements 54-year history.

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