Poverty Rate, 1947-2012
Created on September 15, 2014
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Sources: Figures for 1947–1958: Gordon Fisher, “Estimates of the Poverty Population Under the Current Official Definition for Years Before 1959,” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, 1986. Figures for 1959–2012: 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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