National research council convened the panel on poverty and family assistance which studied the current poverty line and in 1995 made recommendations for improvements pp xv xvi these recommendations are fully described and defended in measuring poverty 4 1 see bureau of the census us department of commerce poverty in the. In measuring poverty a distinguished panel provides policymakers with an up to date evaluation of concepts and procedures for deriving the poverty threshold including adjustments for different family circumstances definitions of family resources procedures for annual updates of poverty measures. Measuring poverty a new approach panel on poverty and family assistance by national research council 1995 04 26 on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers. I measuring poverty a new approach constance f citro and robert t michael editors panel on poverty and family assistance concepts information needs and measurement methods committee on national statistics commission on behavioral and social sciences and education national research council national academy press washington dc 1995. Measuring poverty a new approach panel on poverty and family assistance national research council constance f citro robert t michael on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers each years poverty figures are anxiously awaited by policymakers analysts and the media yet questions are increasing about the 30 year old measure as social and economic conditions change
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