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The Marginal Effect of Taxes and Transfers on Poverty Estimate: 2000 (Revised)

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

Income measures 2001
Below poverty level
Number Percent
Official definition 31,054 11.3
Official less payroll taxes plus net capital gains 33,392 12.1
Official less federal and state income taxes plus net capital gains 31,400 11.4
Official less federal and state income taxes plus net capital gains and earned income credit (EIC) 27,454 9.9
Official less taxes plus net capital gains and EIC 29,914 10.8
Official less nonmeans-tested cash transfers 49,509 17.9
Official less means-tested cash transfers 33,113 12.0
Official plus means-tested non-medical noncash transfers 27,902 10.1
Official plus foodstamps 30,039 10.9
Official plus rent subsidies 29,899 10.8
Official plus regular-price school lunch 31,017 11.2
Official plus all non-medical noncash transfers 27,859 10.1
Official less taxes plus EIC and all noncash transfers 26,336 9.5

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


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