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The Cumulative Effect of Taxes and Transfers on Poverty Estimates: 1999- 2000 (Revised)

Numbers in thousands. Based on a November 2001 weighting correction.)


Selected income definitions 2001 2000 Change (2001 less 2000)
Number Below Poverty Poverty Rate Number Below Poverty Poverty Rate Number Below Poverty Poverty Rate
Definition 1 (current measure) 31,054 11.3 32,258 11.8 *-1,119 *-0.5
Definition 2 (definition 1 less government cash transfers1) 51,246 18.6 52,542 19.2 *-1,207 *-0.6
Definition 4 (definition 2 plus capital gains and employee health benefits) 49,006 17.8 50,628 18.5 *-1,513 *-0.7
Definition 6 (definition 4 less social security payroll and federal income taxes2) 52,507 19.0 53,556 19.6 -954 *-0.5
Definition 7 (definition 6 plus the earned income credit (EIC)) 48,219 17.5 49,523 18.1 *-1,192 *-0.6
Definition 8 (definition 7 less state income taxes) 48,649 17.6 49,954 18.3 *-1,199 *-0.6
Definition 9 (definition 8 plus nonmeans-tested government cash transfers) 30,630 11.1 31,961 11.1 *-1,225 *-0.6
Definition 11 (definition 9 plus the value of Medicare and regular-price school lunch) 29,653 10.7 30,800 11.3 *-1,047 *-0.5
Definition 14 (definition 12 plus the value of Medicaid and other means-tested government noncash transfers) 23,820 8.6 24,161 8.8 -250 -0.1

Footnotes:

*Statistically significant at the 90 percent confidence level.

  1. See Appendix B of the P60-201, Poverty in the United States:1997.
  2. This definition refers to social security and federal income tax liabilities before taking into account refundable credits i.e. EIC.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, March 2001.


Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division: Poverty |  Last Revised: September 17, 2013