Improving the measurement of poverty
||Alternative estimates of the 2007 national poverty rates, derived from expenditures for shelter, food, clothing, utilities, a measure of family income that includes earnings, cash transfers, near-cash benefits, tax credits, and tax payments, and that accounts for child care, work, and out-of pocket medical expenses, variation in regional cost of living, and mortgage-free home ownership, conceptualized by a 1995 National Academy of Sciences panel and similar to the supplemental poverty measure to be produced by the U.S. Census Bureau, based on data from 2008 Annual Social and Economic Supplement of the Current Population Survey, the Consumer Expenditure Survey for 2003-2007, the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), and other national data
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