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Effect of Benefits and Taxes on Income and Poverty Table of Contents

These data come from the CPS Annual Social and Economic Supplement, formerly called the March Supplement. The R and D series is based on research developed in the 1980s. For details about that series, see Measuring the Effect of Benefits and Taxes on Income and Poverty: 1992. [PDF] These tables focus on alternative definitions of income.

Additional alternative poverty data series are available. See Poverty – Experimental Measures. Tables in the series The Effects of Taxes and Transfers on Income and Poverty will no longer be released. Users can generate estimates using the public use file and variables [EXCEL] from that series or use CPS Table Creator. For comments on this software, please email Charles T. Nelson.


(2009 Income)

Effect of Benefits and Taxes on Income and Poverty (R&D)

Table Number Title
Table 1 Income Distribution Measures, by Definition of Income: 2009
Table 2 Percent of People in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2009
Table 2 Percent of People in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2009-RS
Table 3 Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2009
Table 3 Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2009-RS
Table 4 Percent of Unrelated Individuals in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2009
Table 4 Percent of Unrelated Individuals in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2009-RS
Table 5 Mean Income Deficit of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2009
Table 5 Mean Income Deficit of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2009-RS
Table 6 Mean Income Deficit of Unrelated Individuals in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2009
Table 6 Mean Income Deficit of Unrelated Individuals in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2009-RS
Table 7 Income of Households from Specified Sources, by Poverty Status: 2009

Race Footnotes

Income Definition Footnotes

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