ERIC Number: ED141425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep-1
Reference Count: 0
Administrative and Legislative Uses of the Terms "Poverty,""Low Income," and other Related Items. The Measure of Poverty, Technical Paper II.
Grob, George; And Others
This paper is a compilation of the major federal, legislative, administrative and statistical uses of the terms poverty, low income, and related expressions. The first section summarizes the most commonly used definitions of poverty. These are: (1) the official statistical poverty definition, (2) program eligibility guidelines of the Community Services Administration, (3) public assistance or independent eligibility in other welfare program guidelines, and (4) general types of poverty guidelines such as (a) a single dollar amount for all families, (b) higher percentages of the official Federal or Community Services Administration poverty lines, (c) percentage of median income, and (d) unspecified eligibility critera. It is noted that some programs use more than one type of definition of poverty. The remainder of the paper is organized by department or agency and describes, for each, the major poverty-related programs and their administrative guidelines and legislative usages. This paper does not list all programs which significantly benefit the poor, but only those that make use of poverty terminology. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Definitions, Federal Programs, Government Role, Guidelines, Low Income, Low Income Groups, Poverty, Poverty Programs, Program Content
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 443D-South Portal Building, Washington, D.C. 20201
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.
Note: For related documents, see UD 016 918-929 and UD 017 087; Best copy available