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The Measure of Poverty: Department of Health, Education and Welfare (1976)

The Measure of Poverty
(Department of Health, Education, and Welfare 1976)

Final Report [PDF - 7.5M]

Technical Papers
I. Enhanced Table of Content [PDF - 16k]

Documentation of Background Information and Rationale for Current Poverty Matrix [PDF - 23M]

Mollie Orshansky
Social Security Administration
II. Administrative and Legislative Usages of the Terms "Poverty ," "Low Income," and Other Related Items [PDF - 21M] Poverty Studies Task Force with assistance from Ellen Kraus
III. A Literature Review of the Definition and Measurement of Poverty
Urban Systems Research and Engineering, Inc.
IV. Bureau of Labor Statistics Family Budgets Program [PDF - 2,022k] Mark Sherwood
Bureau of Labor Statistics
V. The Consumer Price Index [PDF - 1.9M] Jill King
Mathematica, Inc.
VI. Wealth and the Accounting Period in the Measurement of Means [PDF - 1,943k] Nelson McClung and Eugene Steurle
Department of the Treasury
VII. In-kind Income and the Measurement of Poverty [PDF - 4.6M] Janice Peskin
Health, Education, and Welfare
VIII. The 1972-73 Consumer Expenditure Survey [PDF - 1.5M] Jill King
Mathematica, Inc.
IX. Inventory of Federal Data Bases Related to the Measurement of Poverty [PDF - 48M]
(a) Non-Census Data Bases
(b) Census Data Bases
Connie Citro, Mathematica, Inc.
Bureau of the Census
X. Effect of Using a Poverty Definition Based on Household Income [PDF - 519k] Jack McNeil, Doug Sater, Arno Winard
Bureau of the Census
XI. Update of the Orshansky Index
(Never Completed)
Mollie Orshansky
Social Security Administration
XII. Food Plans for Poverty Measurement [PDF - 6.2M] Betty Peterkin
Department of Agriculture
XIII. Geographic Differences and Relative Poverty [PDF - 787k] Jack McNeil
Bureau of the Census
XIV. Relative Measure of Poverty [PDF - 4.2M] Stanley Stephenson
Health, Education, and Welfare
XV. Analytic Support for Cost-of-Living Differentials in the Poverty Thresholds [PDF - 7.4M] Thomas Carlin
Department of Agriculture
XVI. Implications of Alernative Measures of Poverty on Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act [PDF - 2.0M] Abdul Khan and Herman Miller
Health, Education, and Welfare
XVII. The Sensitivity of the Incidence of Poverty to Different Measures of Income: School-age Children and Families [PDF - 3.0M] Survey Research Center
University of Michigan
XVIII. Characteristics of Low-Income Populations Under Alternative Poverty Definitions [PDF - 4.5M] Lawrence Brown
Health, Education, and Welfare

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