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in the spring of 1955 (the most recent such survey available at the time of Orshansky's study), indicated that American nonfarm families of two or more were devoting an average of roughly one-third of their after-tax money incomes to food.
the year against which the household money incomes in the 1960 census were reported.
Whatever the intellectual merits of representing material deprivation in terms of a nationwide annual reported pretax money incomes standard--a variety of objections to which practice could be drawn from basic tenets in microeconomics--the singular virtue of such a poverty indicator was that the Census Bureau was already producing detailed and continuous data of just this sort through its P-60 (i.
To this date, the method by which the official poverty rate is calculated continues to presume an identity between measured annual money incomes and annual expenditure levels for low-income households.
Similarly, when money incomes of persons who do not live in families are subtracted from BC's money income aggregate, we are left with family money income of $2,252.
Most of these are based on the personal income data compiled by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the money income data collected by the Bureau of the Census (BC).
The four other measures - real per capital disposable personal income (an after-tax measure), real per capital money income, real money income per family member, and mean household income - also have somewhat different levels and trends.
Although Dallas County wealth levels are well above average, the city's wealth levels lag behind, with 1999 census per capita money incomes equal to 74% of state and 64% of national averages.
Differential patterns of change in household money income distributions for different age groups during the 1990s require an expansion of previous analyses.
Bureau of the Census Current Population Survey (CPS) on money income of households in the United States.
The CPS income data are for money income from all sources and combine money earnings (wage and salary income) with income other than earnings (the sum of money income from all sources except wages and salaries).