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Current Population Survey (CPS)
A joint effort between the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau

Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement


There is also additional background information for this table group.

Contents for Group

Old (1987-2001) New (2002- )
1 POV01 (all people, people in families, people in unrelated subfamilies, unrelated individuals)
POV02 (people in families by family structure--married, male householder no spouse, female householder no spouse)
POV03 (people in families with related children)

2 POV01 (ratios are in different iterations--each iteration has all people, people in families, people in unrelated subfamilies, unrelated individuals)
POV02 (ratios are in different iterations--each has people in families by family structure)
POV05 (ratios are in different iterations--each has household relationship)
POV25 (means-tested benefits)
POV40 (regions and metro/nonmetro status)

3 POV26 (program participation of household)

4 POV40 (regions and metro/nonmetro status)

5 POV39 (poverty areas)

6 Did not exist after 1997

7 POV29 (education -- highest grade attained)

8 POV30 (education -- school enrollment)

9 POV31 (marital status)

10 POV22 (work experience of people age 16 and older)

11 POV23 (compares earnings to 4-person threshold. "Living wage.")

12 Did not exist after 1997

13 POV24 (reason for not working)

14 Did not exist after 1997

15 Was not migrated for 2002. (Instead of showing poverty rates, showed percent distributions--what fraction of the poor were children, 65 or older, etc.)

16 POV05 (people in families by age of householder)

16A POV04 (families by age of householder)
POV32 (mean number of people per family)
POV33 (mean number of related children per family)

17 By number of workers in the family:

Families:
POV06 (families by number of working family members and family structure)
POV07 (families with related children under 18 by number of working family members and family structure)
POV08 (families with related children under 6 by number of working family members and family structure)
POV09 (families with householder under age 65 by number of working family members and family structure)

People in families:
POV10 (People in families by number of working family members and family structure)
POV11 (People in families with related children under 18 by number of working family members and family structure)
POV12 (People in families with related children under 6 by number of working family members and family structure)
POV13 (Related children under 18 by number of working family members and family structure)

By the householder's work experience:

Families:
POV14 (Families by householder's work experience)
POV15 (Families with related children under 18 by householder's work experience)
POV16 (Families with related children under 6 by householder's work experience)
POV17 (Families with householder under age 65 by householder's work experience)

People in families:
POV18 (People in families by householder's work experience and family structure)
POV19 (People in families with related children under 18 by householder's work experience)
POV20 (People in families with related children under 6 by householder's work experience)
POV21 (Related children under 18 by householder's work experience and family structure)

18 POV27 (Source of income)

19 Region, Division, Metro/nonmetro residence:
POV41 (all people, people in families, people in unrelated subfamilies, unrelated individuals)
POV42 (people in families by family structure)
POV43 (people in families with related children by family structure)
POV44 (Families by family structure)
POV45 (Families with related children under 18 by family structure)

20 POV28 (income deficit or surplus — the dollar difference between family income and the poverty threshold)

21 POV35 (poverty thresholds)
POV36 (number of families by size of family and number of children in the family)
POV37 (families in poverty by size of family and number of related children)
POV38 (people in poverty by size of family and number of related children)

22 POV01 (people by income to poverty ratio)
POV05 (related children by income to poverty ratio)
POV29 (nativity -- at bottom of table)

23 POV34 (single year of age)

24 For other health insurance data, go to http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/hlthins.html

25 POV46 (state)

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2012 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division: Poverty |  Last Revised: September 12, 2012