ERIC Number: EJ615943
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Income (In-) Adequacy? The Official Poverty Line, Possible Changes, and Some Historical Lessons.
Community Action Digest, v1 n1 p25-33 Spr 1999
Examines the current official poverty thresholds (including Orshansky's thresholds) and the possibility that a new poverty measure may be adopted soon, discussing the thresholds from a historical perspective. Lessons drawn from the history of poverty thresholds and of early unofficial poverty lines in the United States are included. Recent developments and prospects for change are noted. (SM)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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