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Waging War on Poverty: Historical Trends in Poverty Using the Supplemental Poverty Measure

Liana Fox, Irwin Garfinkel, Neeraj Kaushal, Jane Waldfogel, Christopher Wimer

NBER Working Paper No. 19789
Issued in January 2014

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are grateful for funding support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) through grant R24 HD058486-03 to the Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC). We benefited from research assistance from Madeleine Gelblum, Nathan Hutto, and Ethan Raker. We are also grateful to seminar participants at CPRC and Russell Sage Foundation, as well as many colleagues who provided helpful insights and advice, in particular, Jodie Allen, Ajay Chauhdry, Sheldon Danziger, Daniel Feenberg, Gordon Fisher, Thesia Garner, David Johnson, Mark Levitan, Trudi Renwick, Kathy Short, and Tim Smeeding. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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