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Consumption and Income Poverty in the United States  

Bruce D. Meyer and James X. Sullivan

Print publication date:
Nov 2012
Online publication date:
Dec 2012
This article reports estimates of consumption and income poverty in the U.S. from 1960 to 2009. It argues that consumption-based poverty is a better measure of well-being because of the ability of ... More

GDP  

Paul Schreyer

Print publication date:
Jun 2016
Online publication date:
Nov 2016
GDP is first and foremost a measure of economic activity and production, and distinct from a measure of welfare, even when narrowly defined as material well-being. Despite this difference, ... More

Macroeconomic Fluctuations and Poverty  

Philip N. Jefferson and Kunhee Kim

Print publication date:
Nov 2012
Online publication date:
Dec 2012
This article examines the dynamic relationship between macroeconomic performance and measures of poverty in the United States. The article is organized as follows. Section 2 presents insights on the ... More

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