HUD: Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Announced

New pilot program aims to break generational cycles of poverty  Today Secretary Ben Carson announced HUD’s new “Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration,” which aims to measure the impact of housing choice upon the economic condition of low-income families. Secretary Carson made the announcement at a news conference alongside Senator Todd […]

Federal Reserve: Evaluating the Success of President Johnson’s War on Poverty

Revisiting the Historical Record Using a Full-Income Poverty Measure Read the full report here. Abstract: We evaluate progress in President’s Johnson’s War on Poverty. We do so relative to the scientifically arbitrary but policy relevant 20 percent baseline poverty rate he established for 1963. No existing poverty measure fully captures […]

Census Bureau: American Community Survey Provides New State and Local Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Statistics

The U.S. Census Bureau today released its most detailed look at America’s people, places and economy. New state and local statistics on income, poverty and health insurance are available in briefs, detailed tables, data profiles and more. The American Community Survey (ACS) also produces statistics for more than 40 other topics. “Each completed […]

Census Bureau: New ACS Data on Median Household Income, Poverty Rates and Computer & Internet Use

American Community Survey Releases New Data for All Communities Nationwide Today, the U.S. Census Bureau announced the release of the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS) five-year estimates, which features more than 40 social, economic, housing and demographic topics, including homeownership rates and costs, health insurance, and educational attainment. The ACS […]

Census Bureau: New Interactive Census Bureau Research Maps the Roots of Social Mobility

The U.S. Census Bureau, in collaboration with Raj Chetty and Nathan Hendren from Harvard University and John Friedman from Brown University, released new research and a mapping interface that looks at children’s outcomes in adulthood. The Opportunity Atlas estimates children’s earnings distributions, incarceration rates, and other outcomes in adulthood by […]

Census Bureau: Upcoming Online News Conference to Announce Report Findings on Poverty, Income and Health Insurance

What: The U.S. Census Bureau will hold an online news conference to announce the findings from three reports: Income and Poverty in the United States: 2016, Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2016, and The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2016. The income and poverty report provides national-level statistics from the […]