Labor & Economic News Blog

Thursday, August 21, 2008

New Poverty Numbers

New Poverty Numbers
Twelve years after the landmark welfare reform law helped trigger dramatic declines in poverty, Brookings experts are closely watching the numbers. On August 26 Brookings holds a briefing to discuss new Census data on poverty and family income for 2007 and their implications for families and children. The rate had declined slightly in both 2005 and 2006. Given the weak economy, analysts are watching to see whether the rates continued to decline in 2007.


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