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Why the New Census Report Will Overstate Poverty

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Publication Date: September 1991

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Robert Rector

Series: Executive Memorandum

Topic: Population and demographics (Demography and census)
Social conditions (Poverty and homelessness)

Keywords: Welfare

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

The Census Bureau is dramatically overstating the number of persons in poverty and understating the living standards of low-income Americans.