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A New Look at Chronic and Transient Poverty Using the Supplemental Poverty Measure

Sara Kimberlin, William O'Hare, Kristin Moore
Mar 22, 2016

During this free Webinar, SSRC Emerging Scholar Dr. Sara Kimberlin explored the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM), which accounts for a broad range of government benefits, geographic differences in living expenses, and updated poverty thresholds. She examined how the persistence of poverty changes when viewed through the lens of the SPM versus the official U.S. poverty measure. Additionally, Dr. Kimberlin highlighted the role of safety net benefits in mitigating chronic and transient poverty. Dr. William O’Hare served as the Discussant, and Dr. Kristin Moore moderated the discussion. View additional materials from the Webinar. 

A New Look at Chronic and Transient Poverty Using the Supplemental Poverty Measure