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Drawing the line: New measures of poverty illustrate just how hard it is to define who is poor

Date Added to Library: 
Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 11:15
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high
Individual Author: 
Romero, Jessie
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Published Date: 
First Quarter 2013
Published Date (Text): 
First Quarter 2013
Publication: 
Econ Focus
Volume: 
17
Issue Number: 
1
Page Range: 
12-16
Year: 
2013
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Abstract: 

For decades, the official poverty rate has been criticized by economists, policymakers, and activists from both the left and the right. A variety of incremental improvements and wholesale changes have been proposed by both federal and private sector researchers. What these research efforts show, however, is not that one definition of poverty is unequivocally correct, but rather how challenging poverty is to define. (Author abstract)

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