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CB11-TPS.51

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2011

Special Tabulation Based on Supplemental Poverty Measure

In a follow-up to the release of the supplemental poverty measure report, the New York Times commissioned the Census Bureau to create a special tabulation based on the measure, and as a service to other users we are posting this tabulation online. The statistics focus on the characteristics of the population just above the poverty line (100 to 150 percent of the poverty threshold). The supplemental poverty measure does not replace the official poverty measure but is intended to better reflect contemporary social and economic realities and government policy effects and thus provide a further understanding of economic conditions and trends. Internet address:
<http://www.census.gov/hhes/povmeas/methodology/supplemental/research.html>.

Special supplemental poverty measure tabulation:
<http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/pdf/CB11-TPS.51SpecTab.pdf> [PDF]
Supplemental poverty measure report:
<http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/news_conferences/2011-11-04_spm_webinar.html>.
Official poverty measure:
<http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/income_wealth/cb11-157.html>.

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