How the New Census Report Dramatically Overstates Poverty in America
Publication Date: August 1992
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Robert Rector
Series: Executive Memorandum
Coverage: United States
If the Census Bureau's methods were corrected to measure accurately the assets, cash income, and welfare benefits of low-income households, the result would show far fewer persons in material poverty than claimed by current official statistics.