ERIC Number: ED253614
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May-15
Reference Count: N/A
Census and Designation of Poverty and Income. Joint Hearing before the Subcommittee on Census and Population of the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service and the Subcommittee on Oversight of the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U. S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Post Office and Civil Service.; Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Ways and Means.
This booklet contains the proceedings of a Congressional hearing held to review the broad policy implications involved in defining poverty and income, and to gather information on the relationship of the poverty definition and eligibility for public assistance, revenue sharing, block grants, and other programs. Addressing the general question of whether current poverty standards portray true need, statements of, and communications from Representatives, government officials, and scholars are included. Finally, three articles are attached: (1) "Multiple Benefits and the Safety Net" (Maurice MacDonald); (2) "Poverty in the United States: Where Do We Stand?" (the Winter, 1984, issue of the Institute for Research on Poverty's journal, "Focus"); and (3) "The Measurement of Poverty" (Sheldon Danzinger and Peter Gottschalk). (KH)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U. S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Post Office and Civil Service.; Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Ways and Means.