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Families with Children in Official Poverty, 1959-2012

Created on September 15, 2014

Families with Children in Official Poverty, 1959-2012

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplements, “Historical Poverty Tables—People,” Table 2, https://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/data/historical/people.html (accessed September 10, 2014).

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