U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

end of header

Newsroom Archive

Release Information


Contact:  Public Information Office
301-763-3030/763-3762 (fax)


Experimental Poverty Measures Public Use Research File and Release of Supplemental Poverty Measure Research

The Census Bureau has released a microdata file that permits users to create tables updating the National Academy of Sciences' experimental poverty estimates. This file will permit users to construct 2010 estimates. These estimates are different from the supplemental poverty measure, which is the topic for a Nov. 4 technical webinar. On Nov. 7, at a Brookings Institution seminar, the Census Bureau will release a supplemental poverty measure that complements, but does not replace, the official measure. This measure is the product of years of research and collaboration with other organizations, such as the National Academy of Sciences and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A Census Bureau subject-matter expert will discuss supplemental poverty measure results and methodology at the seminar. The microdata released today are available at: <https://www.census.gov/hhes/povmeas/data/public-use.html>.

No news release associated with this product. Tip Sheet only.

  Is this page helpful?
Thumbs Up Image Yes    Thumbs Down Image No
No, thanks
255 characters remaining
Thank you for your feedback.
Comments or suggestions?
Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | PIO@census.gov | Last Revised: May 19, 2016