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Liana Fox

Chief, Poverty Statistics Branch, Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division, U.S. Census Bureau

Liana Fox oversees the U.S. Census Bureau's Poverty Statistics Branch, which is responsible for collecting, analyzing, processing and publishing poverty estimates collected in the Current Population Survey’s Annual Social and Economic Supplement, the American Community Survey (ACS) and the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). She has published numerous papers developing and analyzing historical extensions of the Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) as well as its use in the ACS and SIPP.  

Prior to joining the Census Bureau, Fox completed post-doctoral work at the Swedish Institute for Social Research and worked at the Columbia Population Research Center and the Economic Policy Institute.

Fox earned a doctorate in social welfare from Columbia University, a master’s degree in Labor Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a bachelor’s degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University.


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