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Supplemental Poverty Measure

An Interagency Technical Working Group on Developing a Supplemental Poverty Measure was formed in 2009 and charged with developing a set of initial starting points to permit the U.S. Census Bureau, in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, to produce a Supplemental Poverty Measure. The Supplemental Poverty Measure will not replace the official poverty measure and will not be used to determine eligibility for government programs. Instead, the Supplemental Poverty Measure is designed as an experimental poverty measure that defines income thresholds and resources in a manner different from the official poverty measure.

The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2014 [PDF - 875k]
Kathleen S. Short (U.S. Census Bureau)

Supplemental Poverty Measure Public Use Research Files

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Poverty - Experimental Measures |  Last Revised: September 16, 2015