New Data on Poverty, Same Old Problems?

English: Income inequality, United States, 1979-2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Last week the Census Bureau released the Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) to the Current Population Survey (CPS), the source of official national poverty estimates for 2012. This treasure trove of data lets the public explore a plethora of statistical measures of poverty at local, regional and national levels. But does this new data reveal anything we didn’t already know about poverty? Or are we faced with the same old problems.

Following is a list of some quick takeaways from the new Census Bureau data:

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