ERIC Number: ED409404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Poverty and Income Trends: 1995.
The tables in this compilation provide information about poverty and income trends in 1995. In some cases, trend data are available back to the 1950s. The first section of tables, "Poverty Trends," focuses on poverty thresholds and poverty among children. Some tables present information on poverty by ethnic group, and others present information about urban and nonurban poverty. In 1959, 18.3% of the population of the central cities was estimated as "in poverty," and in 1995, this figure was 20.6%. However, in "nonmetro" areas, 33.2% of the population was considered poor in 1959, and that figure dropped to 15.6% in 1995. A second set of tables provides information about the depth of poverty, with details about the aggregate poverty gap by racial and Hispanic origins of the householder. A section on "Income Trends and Distribution" presents information about income by race and Hispanic origin and for family structure. In the section on "The Working Poor," the various income tables include one on the relationship between poverty and level of education for householders aged at least 25 years. In 1995, only 4.8% of those with at least 1 year of college were "poor," but 24.1% of those who did not complete high school were counted among the poor. A final section presents statistics on the health insurance coverage of employed people and those covered by Medicaid. (Contains 61 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Educational Attainment, Ethnic Groups, Family Structure, Income, Inner City, Poverty, Racial Differences, Social Change, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Urban Areas, Working Poor
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Publication Type: Books; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Authoring Institution: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Washington, DC.