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The Marginal Effect of Taxes and Transfers on Poverty Estimate: 2001 (Revised)

(Numbers in thousands)

Income measures 2001
Below poverty level
Number Percent
Official definition 32,907 11.7
Official less payroll taxes plus net capital gains 34,909 12.4
Official less federal and state income taxes plus net capital gains 33,074 11.8
Official less federal and state income taxes plus net capital gains and earned income credit (EIC) 29,445 10.5
Official less taxes plus net capital gains and EIC 31,791 11.3
Official less nonmeans-tested cash transfers 52,282 18.6
Official less means-tested cash transfers 52,282 18.6
Official plus means-tested non-medical noncash transfers 29,590 10.5
Official plus foodstamps 31,755 11.3
Official plus rent subsidies 31,631 11.2
Official plus regular-price school lunch 32,901 11.7
Official plus all non-medical noncash transfers 29,581 10.5
Official less taxes plus EIC and all noncash transfers 28,173 10.0

For further explanation of the tax model revisions issued in April 2004 see, "Alternative Measures of Poverty for 2001 and 2002 (Revised)" at Alternative Measures Revision

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2002 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.


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