ERIC Number: ED103518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Characteristics of the Low-Income Population: 1973. Current Population Reports, Consumer Income, Series P-60, Number 98.
Miller, Renee H.
This report presents detailed social and economic statistics for the population of the United States below the low-income level in 1973 based on the March 1974 Current Population Survey (CPS). Data are presented by selected characteristics such as race, family status, education, work experience, type and source of income, and residence in low-income areas. Several historical tables detailing a picture of the changing composition of the population below and above the low-income level since 1959, the first year for which low-income data are available, are also presented. In addition, this year, data are included on low-income persons by residence in the 10 Federal regions. Additional data on persons of Spanish origin, characteristics of families residing in poverty areas, and mobility status of families are also presented. The terms "low-income,""poverty," and "poor" are used here interchangeably. The information was collected from a sample of persons representing: (1) the civilian noninstitutional population and (2) members of the Armed Forces living off post or with their families on post in the U. S. Unrelated individuals under 14 years of age are excluded from this report. The low-income or poverty definition used in this report is based on an index developed at the Social Security Administration in 1964 and revised by a Federal Interagency Committee in 1969. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Census Figures, Demography, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Background, Family Characteristics, Income, Occupational Surveys, Population Distribution, Population Trends, Poverty, Racial Distribution, Residential Patterns, Work Experience
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.