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The Effects of Taxes and Transfers on Income and Poverty in the United States: 2005

The income definitions included in this summary are the official definition and three alternative definitions. The poverty thresholds used in these estimates differ slightly from the official thresholds in the way they are adjusted by family size, and in some cases use a different inflationary index, but are similar to them otherwise.


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division: Poverty |  Last Revised: September 16, 2010