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Supplemental Poverty Measure – Business Insider

November 15, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

The Census released a comprehensive look today at their Supplemental Poverty Measure, and there’s an interesting table inside.

The SPM takes into account the effects of governmental assistance on poverty rates, as well as the effect of taxes paid to pay for such programs.

Using that new measure, the Census found approximately 50 million Americans living in poverty in 2011 — 16.1 percent of the country.

But by removing various forms of government assistance and revenue, we can get a clearer picture of how government assistance helps — and hurts — that figure.

Here are the results, compiled by Census researcher Kathleen Short:

via Supplemental Poverty Measure – Business Insider.

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