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Effect of Benefits and Taxes on Income and Poverty: 2003 - Tables

These estimates are different from the official poverty estimates. There are two kinds of alternative poverty estimates in this report.

Tables for 2002 and 2003

Poverty Estimates based on Alternative Measures of Income

Poverty Estimates based on National Academy of Sciences Recommendations

Tables Showing Many Years of Data

Poverty Estimates based on Alternative Measures of Income

Poverty Estimates based on National Academy of Sciences Recommendations

Tables Showing Effects of Revised Tax Model

The CPS ASEC, the survey that collects these data, does not ask respondents about their taxes. Thus, in order to analyze poverty using after-tax income, taxes had to be estimated using a tax model. The Census Bureau improved the model that estimated taxes. These tables show how revisions to the tax model affected the alternative poverty estimates. (Read technical paper about tax model "New Methods for Simulating CPS Taxes" [PDF – 121k] by Amy O'Hara.)

Poverty Estimates based on Alternative Measures of Income

Poverty Estimates based on National Academy of Sciences Recommendations


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division: Poverty |  Last Revised: June 22, 2010