ERIC Number: ED227196
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Money Income and Poverty Status of Families and Persons in the United States: 1981. (Advance Data from the March 1982 Current Population Survey). Current Population Reports, Consumer Income Series P-60, No. 134.
Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.
This report presents 20 tables of data on money income and poverty status of individuals and families in the United States in 1981, as derived from the 1982 Current Population Survey of the Bureau of the Census. The income and poverty data are shown in relation to different variables, including race/ethnicity, type of residence, geographical location, type of family, family size, occupation, full time or part time employment, work experience, household structure, and comparative incomes in 1960, 1965, and 1970 to 1981. Discussing highlights of the survey findings, the report indicates that between 1980 and 1981, (1) there was a decline in real income for families; (2) the number of persons below the poverty level increased by 7.4 percent; (3) the median income of women did not change significantly, but that of men decreased; and (4) increase in poverty was partly due to the recession and higher unemployment rates. Appendices provide definitions of terms, describe data sources, and discuss the reliability of the estimates made. (MJL)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.