Drawing the Line: Alternative Poverty Measures and Their Implications for Public Policy

Drawing the Line: Alternative Poverty Measures and Their Implications for Public Policy

by Patricia Ruggles
     
 

The U.S. official poverty measures were adopted in the late 1960s and, even then, were based on data from the mid-1950s. This book argues for a reevaluation of the experts' consensus on where we draw the poverty line. See more details below

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The U.S. official poverty measures were adopted in the late 1960s and, even then, were based on data from the mid-1950s. This book argues for a reevaluation of the experts' consensus on where we draw the poverty line.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877664475
Publisher:
Urban Institute Press
Publication date:
10/28/1990
Pages:
199

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