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Income & Poverty

UMD/AEI Poverty Tabulator

Available soon
UMD/AEI Poverty Tabulator User's Guide (Draft) [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov, John Coder, and Gordon Green
 

Books, Monographs, and Papers

JPAM Classics: Poverty, Welfare, and Public Policy - Introduction [PDF], Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2009
Douglas J. Besharov and Douglas M. Call
Income Transfers Alone Won’t Eradicate Poverty [PDF], The Policy Studies Journal, Vol. 37, No. 4, 2009
Douglas J. Besharov and Douglas M. Call
Lessons from the 2008–2009 Recession: Response to Plotnick [PDF], The Policy Studies Journal, Vol. 37, No. 4, 2009
Douglas J. Besharov and Douglas M. Call
Poverty Update: The Long-Term Story behind the New Numbers [PDF], AEI On the Issues, September 27, 2007
Douglas J. Besharov
Beyond the Safety Net: A Brief Review Forty Years after the War on Poverty [PDF], November 3, 2006
Douglas J. Besharov
Child Care Data in the Survery of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), Excerpt: The SIPP's General Problems [PDF], June 5, 2006
Douglas J. Besharov, Jeffrey S. Morrow, and Anne Fengyan Shi
Poverty, Welfare Dependency, and the Underclass [PDF], 1996
Douglas J. Besharov
Not All Female-Headed Families Are Created Equal [PDF], Public Interest, May 1987
Douglas J. Besharov and Alison J. Quin


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Op-Eds

The Rio Grande Rises [PDF], The New York Times, October 1, 2007
Douglas J. Besharov
Poor America [PDF], Wall Street Journal, March 24, 2006
Douglas J. Besharov
Broken Yardstick [PDF], The New York Times, September 9, 2005
Nicholas Eberstadt
What about the Poor: The Hope of a New Approach [PDF], The Washington Post, December 3, 1995
Douglas J. Besharov
Unemployment Issues Go Beyond Race [PDF], The New York Times, December 14, 1991
Douglas J. Besharov


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Conferences

Measuring Poverty after Katrina, American Enterprise Institute Press Briefing, August 28, 2006

Measuring Poverty after Katrina
Douglas J. Besharov
Material Deprivation in Modern America: Looking beyond the "Poverty Rate"
Nicholas Eberstadt


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Reconsidering the Federal Poverty Measure Seminar

Seminar 1:  A Mismatch Between the Official Poverty Count and Other Social Welfare Indicators? July 20, 2004

Reconsidering the Federal Poverty Measure [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov and Peter Germanis
Poverty Measure Seminar Summary, Session 1 [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov and Gordon Green, with John Iceland

Seminar 2:  Measuring the Material Well-Being of Poor Children, September 14, 2004

Can We Fix the Federal Poverty Measure So It Provides Reliable Information about Changes in Children's Living Conditions? [PDF]
Christopher Jencks, Susan E. Mayer, and Joseph Swingle
Poverty Measure Seminar Summary, Session 2 [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov and Gordon Green

Seminar 3:  Poverty by Definition of Income, October 12, 2004

Towards Decisions on a Pre-transfer Poverty Measure [PDF]
Charles Murray
Income Data Quality Issues in the Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey [PDF]
Daniel H. Weinberg
Reductions in Poverty in the 1990s Significantly Greater Than Official Estimates Suggest [PDF]
Joint Economic Committee Democrats, Economic Policy Brief
Poverty Measure Seminar Summary, Session 3 [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov and Gordon Green

Seminar 4:  Consumer Expenditures, Consumption, and Poverty Measurement, November 18, 2004

Measuring Consumption and Consumption Poverty: Possibilities and Issues [PDF]
David S. Johnson
The Household Arrangements of Hispanics [PDF]
Roberto Suro
Poverty Measure Seminar Summary, Session 4 [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov and Gordon Green

Seminar 5:  The Poverty Thresholds: What Additional Forms of Income Can Be Counted Using the Current Thresholds? And, Under What Conditions Should the Thresholds Be Changed? January 11, 2005

Measuring Poverty: Income Thresholds and Resource Measures [PDF]
Timothy Smeeding
Measuring Poverty: What Should be Counted Where? [PDF]
Patricia Ruggles
Misclassification in an experimental poverty measure [PDF]
Richard Bavier
Poverty Measure Seminar Summary, Session 5 [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov and Gordon Green

Seminar 6:  Indicators of Deprivation and Well-Being in Modern America, March 8, 2005

Indicators of Deprivation and Well-Being in Modern America [Power Point]
Nicholas Eberstadt
Poverty and Health [Power Point]
Jennifer Madans, Kimberly Lochner, and Diane Makuc
Poverty Measure Seminar Summary, Session 6 [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov and Gordon Green

Seminar 7:  Alternative Measures of Income Poverty and the Anti-Poverty Effects of Taxes and Transfers, May 10, 2005

Tonight's Discussion [Power Point]
Douglas J. Besharov
Alternative Measures of Income Poverty and the Anti-poverty Effects of Taxes and Transfers (presentation) [Power Point]
Daniel H. Weinberg
Alternative Measures of Income Poverty and the Anti-poverty Effects of Taxes and Transfers [PDF]
Daniel H. Weinberg
Supplemental Tables - Part 1 - Part 2 [PDF]
Retooling the Poverty Measure [PDF]
Robert D. Reischauer
Poverty Measure Seminar Summary, Session 7 [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov and Gordon Green


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Testimony

Testimony on the War on Poverty, U.S. Congress, House of Representatives, Committee on Budget, July 31, 2013 [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov
Testimony on Measuring Poverty in America, U.S. Congress, House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support, August 1, 2007 [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov
Testimony on The Economic Stagnation of the Black Middle Class, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, July 15, 2005 [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov
Testimony on Expanding the African-American Middle Class: Improving Labor Market Outcomes, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, July 15, 2005 [PDF]
Harry J. Holzer


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