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ERIC Number: ED336485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Poverty in the United States: 1988 and 1989. Current Population Reports, Consumer Income.
Current Population Reports, Seies P-60 n171
This report presents social and economic characteristics of the population below the poverty level in 1988 and 1989 based on the March 1989 and 1990 Current Population Surveys. The poverty definition is that of the Office of Management and Budget, consisting of a set of thresholds that vary by family size and composition. The average poverty threshold for a family of four was $12,092 in 1988 and $12,675 in 1989. Data consist of cross classifications of poverty status by the following characteristics: (1) age, (2) race, (3) Hispanic origin, (4) family relationships, (5) educational attainment, (6) work experience, and (7) type of income received. The tables presented primarily focus on the country as a whole, but some tables present data by region and type of residence. These tables demonstrate that around 31.5 million persons were below the poverty level in 1988 and 1989, representing a poverty rate of approximately 13%. About 52% of families below the poverty level were maintained by women with no husband present. The poverty rate in central cities was 18.1%, compared with 8.0% in suburban areas, and about 59% of the poor lived in central cities. Forty-three tables and two bar graphs present statistical data. Five appendices with 13 tables give supplemental information on data collection. (SLD)
Descriptors: Age Groups, Demography, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Attainment, Income, Low Income Groups, National Surveys, One Parent Family, Population Trends, Poverty, Social Problems, Socioeconomic Status, Statistical Data, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Urban Population, Urban Problems, Work Experience
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.
Identifiers: Current Population Survey