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The Effects of Government Taxes and Transfers on Income and Poverty: 2005

The income definitions included in this summary are the official definitions and three alternative definitions. The poverty thresholds used in these estimates differ slightly from the official thresholds in the way they are adjusted by family size, and in some cases use a different inflationary index, but are similar to them otherwise.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Income |  Last Revised: September 13, 2011