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The Use and Misuse of Income Data and Extreme Poverty in the United States

Bruce D. Meyer, Derek Wu, Victoria R. Mooers, Carla Medalia

NBER Working Paper No. 25907
Issued in May 2019

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Any opinions and conclusions expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Social Security Administration, any agency of the federal government, or the National Bureau of Economic Research. This paper meets all of the U.S. Census Bureau's Disclosure Review Board (DRB) standards and has been assigned DRB approval numbers CBDRB-FY18-324 and CBDRB-FY19-173. We are grateful for comments from John Creamer, Liana Fox, David Johnson, Robert Moffitt, Laryssa Mykyta, Austin Nichols, Trudi Renwick, Jonathan Rothbaum, Luke Shaefer, James Spletzer, Laura Wheaton, Scott Winship, James Ziliak, and participants in seminars at the American Enterprise Institute, Brookings Institution, NBER Public Economics group, PAA Annual Meeting, Society of Government Economists, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Irvine, University of California, Santa Cruz, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Institute for Research on Poverty), and Yale University (Conference in Honor of Joseph Altonji). We also appreciate the support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Charles Koch Foundation, and the SSA through grant #5-RRC08098400-10 to the NBER as part of the SSA Retirement Research Consortium.

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