The policy response lowers projected poverty to 9.2 percent (29.3 million people), more than 3 points lower than it otherwise would have been. We also present findings by demographic subgroups, and by state. This brief was revised on July 9, 2020. On page 2, the 10 million people kept out of poverty this year by the COVID-19 response include 4 ...
Definitions: Poverty is based on income and family size. Data Source: (2005 - 2013) U.S. Bureau of the Census, American Community Survey, 3-year estimates (B17024) (2014 - current) U.S. Bureau of the Census, American Community Survey, 1-year estimate (B17024) Footnotes: (2005 - 2013) Six counties - Cameron, Forest, Fulton, Montour, Potter and Sullivan - are not included in 3-year ACS as their ...
Poverty rates were largely unchanged in 2012, remaining at high levels since the Great Recession, though unemployment rates have fallen. Child poverty rates have remained high, and racial and ethnic gaps and differences by family structure remain large.
Definitions: For 1989 and 1999, actual count and percent of related children ages 0-17 living in families with incomes below the official federal poverty threshold. For all other years, estimated numbers of children ages 0-17 living in families with incomes below the official federal poverty threshold.
Poverty, at 15 percent, has not risen from 2010 to 2011, while long-term unemployment has remained at record levels. Monthly data indicate poverty may have been falling through 2011. However, poverty is still as high as it has been in any year since 1965, and the safety net that protected families during the Great Recession is likely to be cut as fiscal pressure increases.
Growing up in poverty is one of the greatest threats to healthy child development. Poverty and financial stress can impede children’s cognitive development and their ability to learn. It can contribute to behavioral, social and emotional problems and poor health. This indicator is included in the KIDS COUNT Child Well-Being Index.
Definitions: The number and percentage of children age under age 18 who are living in families with income below the federal poverty level. Data Source: United States Census 2000, U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, SF3, Tables P87 and P159A,B,H.
Poverty is higher among the unemployed. In 2010, 30 percent of the long-termunemployed were poor,and 66 percentof single parents unemployed more than 26 weeks were poor.
The poverty rate of the long-term unemployed was more than three times the rate of those with no unemployment in 2011. Nearly three out of four single parents with long-term unemployment were poor in 2011.
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