Data Snapshot: Poverty

Spring 2012

Author(s): Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Data Snapshot: Poverty

In November of 2011, the Census Bureau released new research findings on the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM), an alternative approach for estimating the prevalence of poverty in the United States. To learn more about the SPM and how it compares to the official measure, see The Supplemental Poverty Measure in this issue.

Data Snapshot: Poverty

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Advancing Social Impact Measurement to Build an Asset Class: The Appeal of Social Impact Bonds

Tensions and Opportunities in Evaluating Place-based Interventions

CDFIs as Catalysts for Improving Social Outcomes

Community Perspectives: Designing Responsive Community Development Investments

The Supplemental Poverty Measure

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