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Improving How Poverty Is Measured: A Recommendation To Better Reflect Households' Basic Needs and Resources
Rackow Room 750


A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS), Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT) offers recommendations for updating how poverty is measured in the U.S., with a special focus on household needs and resources in the areas of health care, child care, and housing. In this event, five members of the committee that produced the report will present their assessment of the current Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM), accounting for basic needs and resources, and what a change from the SPM to a new Principal Poverty Measure would accomplish. Following the committee presentations, a distinguished panel will discuss the report's recommendations.