ERIC Number: ED458342
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Poverty in the United States: 2000. Consumer Income. Current Population Reports.
This report illustrates how poverty rates vary by selected characteristics (age, race, and Hispanic origin, nativity, family composition, work experience, and geography), using data from the Census Bureau's March 2001 Current Population Survey. The 2000 poverty rate dropped half a percentage point from 1999, to 11.3 percent. This decrease was not concentrated in any one U.S. region. Blacks and female-householder families set record low poverty rates in 2000. The poverty rate for people under age 18 years dropped to 16.2 percent. Poverty rates fell for blacks and Hispanics between 1999-00. While blacks remained disproportionately poor, the difference in poverty rates between blacks and white non-Hispanics narrowed since the most recent poverty rate peak. Compared with the most recent poverty rate peak in 1993, more people in 2000 lived in families with at least one worker, and the poverty rate for people in these families fell since 1993. Four appendixes present data on poverty status by family relationship, race, and Hispanic origin 1959-2000; poverty status of people by age, race, and Hispanic origin, 1959-2000; poverty status of families by type of family, 1959-2000; and people and families in poverty by selected characteristics: 1993 and 2000. (SM)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Blacks, Family Characteristics, Family Income, Geographic Location, Hispanic Americans, Low Income Groups, Poverty, Racial Differences, Socioeconomic Status, Tables (Data), Working Poor
For full text: http://www.census.gov/prod/2001pubs/p60-214.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Washington, DC. Economics and Statistics Administration.