Session 42:
Conceptualization and Measurement of Poverty

Thursday, May 3
1:30 PM - 3:20 PM
Continental Parlor 2-3
Ballroom Level

Chair: Stephen L. Morgan, Cornell University
Discussant: Timothy M. Smeeding, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  1. Alternative Strategies for Grouping People into Resource Units: Measuring Poverty in the American Community SurveyTrent Alexander, U.S. Census Bureau; Misty L. Heggeness, U.S. Census Bureau; Sharon Stern, U.S. Census Bureau

  2. Using the American Community Survey (ACS) to Implement a Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM)Trudi Renwick, U.S. Census Bureau; Kathleen S. Short, U.S. Census Bureau; Alemayehu Bishaw, U.S. Census Bureau; Charles Hokayem, U.S. Census Bureau

  3. The Illusion of Spells: Making Sense of Poverty DynamicsJan O. Jonsson, Swedish Institute for Social Research; Carina Mood, Institute for Futures Studies

  4. Recent Developments in Antipoverty Policies in the United StatesJames P. Ziliak, University of Kentucky

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