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Poverty Rate Based on Expenditures by Household Type

Created on August 22, 2016

Poverty Rate Based on Expenditures by Household Type

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Note: Figures are quarterly poverty rates expressed as the centered rolling average of four quarters.Source: Author’s calculations based on data from U.S. Department of Labor, Consumer Expenditure Survey, http://www.bls.gov/cex/.

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Tags: welfare-reform, extreme-poverty, AFDC, TANF, unmarried-families