Poverty in the 50 States: Long Term Trends and the Role of Social Policies

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. 

Robin Hood Spring 2016 Report: Dynamics of Disadvantage in NYC

The Spring 2016 Report uses the first two years of Poverty Tracker data to examine the dynamics of poverty and disadvantage in NYC, answering questions like what percentage of New Yorkers are consistently in poverty and hardship, and what percentage are entering or exiting poverty in a given year? 

Click here to download the report and here to learn more about the NYC Longitudinal Survey of Wellbeing.