CPSP Releases the Historical SPM State Fact Sheets

POVERTY ACROSS THE UNITED STATES UNDER THE SUPPLEMENTAL POVERTY MEASURE FROM THE ANNUAL SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC SUPPLEMENT OF THE CPS 2013-2015

POVERTY ACROSS THE UNITED STATES UNDER THE SUPPLEMENTAL POVERTY MEASURE
FROM THE ANNUAL SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC SUPPLEMENT OF THE CPS 2013-2015

Part of CPSP's poverty measurement research, Poverty in the 50 States: Long Term Trends and the Role of Social Policies presents the first estimates of state-level trends in poverty using a historical version of the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM). The SPM provides a more accurate measure of poverty than the Official Poverty Measure (OPM), which has been in use since the 1960s.  CPSP developed individual state fact sheets and compiled all fact sheets into a comprehensive chartbook.

Click here to access the chartbook and state fact sheets and here to learn about the CPSP's historical SPM data set.