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ERIC Number: ED469530
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Pages: 42
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Poverty in the United States: 2001. Current Population Reports.
Proctor, Bernadette D.; Dalaker, Joseph
This report presents poverty data from the 2000, 2001, and 2002 Current Population Survey Annual Demographic Supplements, which provide information for caledar years 1999, 2000, and 2001. The poverty rate changed from 11.3 percent in 2000 to 11.7 percent in 2001. People below the poverty thresholds numbered 31.6 million in 2000 and 32.9 million in 2001. At 16.3 percent, the poverty rate for children remained higher than that of other age groups. It did not change during 2000-01. For people age 18-64 years, the poverty rate rose from 9.6 percent to 10.1 percent between 2000-01. There were 6.4 million poor families in 2000 and 6.8 million in 2001. For non-Hispanic whites, the poverty rate and the number who were poor rose between 2000 and 2001. Poverty rates for blacks, Hispanics, and Asians and Pacific Islanders did not change between 2000-01. The poverty rate in the south increased from 12.8 to 13.5 percent between 2000-01. The poverty rate for people living in the suburbs rose from 2.8 percent in 2000 to 8.2 percent in 2001. How poverty was measured affected the perception of who was poor. Four of six experimental poverty measures showed an increase in the poverty rate from 2000-01. Two appendices present time series poverty estimates by selected characteristics, 1959 to 2001 and sample expansion and introduction of Census 2000-based population controls. (Contains 8 tables and 8 figures.) (SM)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Washington, DC. Economics and Statistics Administration.