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Poverty Levels and Trends in Comparative Perspective

  title={Poverty Levels and Trends in Comparative Perspective},
  author={Daniel R. Meyer and Geoffrey L. Wallace},
In 2006, 42 years after President Johnson proclaimed war on poverty, the rate of poverty according to the official measure was 12.3 percent, about the same as it was in the late-1960s. A poverty measure that incorporates additional income sources shows somewhat lower poverty, 11.4 percent, but if a relative measure (that incorporates changes in the standard of living over time) is used, poverty in 2006 would be 16.0 percent. Regardless of the exact rate, it is clear that the struggle against… Expand

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