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The Marginal Effect of Taxes and Transfers on Poverty Estimate: 1999

(Numbers in thousands)


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                                                                     |             1999
                                                                     | ___________________________
          Income measures                                            |    Number     |
                                                                     |     below     |   Poverty
                                                                     |    poverty    |     rate
_____________________________________________________________________|_______________|____________
                                                                     |               |
 Official definition                                                 |   32,258      |     11.8
 Official less payroll taxes plus net capital gains                  |   34,409      |     12.6
 Official less federal and state income taxes plus net capital gains |   32,421      |     11.9
 Official less federal and state income taxes plus net capital gains |               |
  and earned income credit (EIC)                                     |   28,452      |     10.4
                                                                     |               |
 Official less taxes plus net capital gains and EIC                  |   30,894      |     11.3
 Official less nonmeans-tested cash transfers                        |   50,466      |     18.5
 Official less means-tested cash transfers                           |   34,729      |     12.7
 Official plus means-tested non-medical noncash transfers            |   28,876      |     10.6
 Official plus foodstamps                                            |   30,947      |     11.3
 Official plus rent subsidies                                        |   31,096      |     11.4
                                                                     |               |
 Official plus regular-price school lunch                            |   32,250      |     11.8
 Official plus all non-medical noncash transfers                     |   28,863      |     10.6
 Official less taxes plus EIC and all noncash transfers              |   26,877      |      9.8
_____________________________________________________________________|_______________|__________
 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, March 2000.


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