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_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ | 1999 | 1998 | 1999-1998 Difference |______________________________|________________________________|________________________________ Selected income definitions | Number | | Number | | Number | | below | Poverty | below | Poverty | below | Poverty | poverty | Rate | poverty | Rate | poverty | Rate ________________________________________________|______________|_______________|________________|_______________|________________|_______________ | | | | | | | | | | | | Definition 1 (current measure) | 32,258 | 11.8 | 34,476 | 12.7 | *-2,218 | *-0.9 Definition 2 (definition 1 less government cash | | | | | | transfers/1) | 52,542 | 19.2 | 54,356 | 20.1 | *-1,814 | *-0.9 Definition 4 (definition 2 plus capital gains | | | | | | and employee health benefits) | 50,628 | 18.5 | 52,213 | 19.3 | *-1,585 | *-0.8 Definition 6 (definition 4 less social security | | | | | | payroll and federal income taxes/2) | 53,556 | 19.6 | 55,271 | 20.4 | *-1,715 | *-0.8 Definition 7 (definition 6 plus the earned | | | | | | income credit (EIC)) | 49,523 | 18.1 | 51,118 | 18.9 | *-1,595 | *-0.8 Definition 8 (definition 7 less state income | | | | | | taxes) | 49,954 | 18.3 | 51,431 | 19.0 | *-1,477 | *-0.7 Definition 9 (definition 8 plus nonmeans-tested | | | | | | government cash transfers) | 31,961 | 11.7 | 33,563 | 12.4 | *-1,602 | *-0.7 Definition 11 (definition 9 plus the value of | | | | | | Medicare and regular-price school | | | | | | lunch) | 30,800 | 11.3 | 32,491 | 12.0 | *-1,691 | *-0.7 Definition 14 (definition 12 plus the value of | | | | | | Medicaid and other means-tested | | | | | | government noncash transfers) | 24,161 | 8.8 | 25,787 | 9.5 | *-1,626 | *-0.7 ________________________________________________|______________|_______________|________________|_______________|________________|_______________
*Statistically significant at the 90 percent confidence level.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, March 2000.