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ERIC Number: EJ789329
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0276-8739
Presidential Address: How to Improve Poverty Measurement in the United States
Blank, Rebecca M.
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, v27 n2 p233-254 Spr 2008
This paper discusses the reasons why the current official U.S. poverty measure is outdated and nonresponsive to many anti-poverty initiatives. A variety of efforts to update and improve the statistic have failed, for political, technical, and institutional reasons. Meanwhile, the European Union is taking a very different approach to poverty measurement. The paper ends with four recommended steps that would allow the U.S. to improve its measurement of poverty and economic need. (Contains 4 figures, 1 table and 32 footnotes.)
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States