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A search for how many bloggers truly live in their parents' basements

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities finds that SNAP is the only thing averting poverty for more people than ever.

The official poverty numbers don't take into account either government assistance/taxes, or expenses like housing, transportation, medical care, and child care into account. There's a better way to measure disadvantage.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 17, 2013
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Jeff Duncan wants to get rid of all Census projects other than the actual Census. But $416 billion in government spending depends on that data.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • May 1, 2013
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The official poverty rate is a relic, but the Census Bureau is starting to correct that. Their better metric paints a bleaker picture.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Nov 14, 2012
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The official measure of poverty for 2011 is out. But more and more experts are dismissing that measure.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 12, 2012
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