Black and Hispanic children experienced a sharp drop in poverty in the last year: Imputed child poverty rates by race and ethnicity, 2009–2021
Notes: Using methods outlined in Rothbaum and Edwards 2019, I impute across back in time from the series breaks in 2013 and before for redesigned questions, in 2017 and before for the updated processing system, and in 2019 and before for the implementation of the revised Supplemental Poverty Measure methodology. No adjustment was necessary for the 2020 census-based population controls as Table C-3 shows, there was no statistical difference in the estimation of SPM child poverty with the 2010 and 2020 Census-based controls. Federal surveys give respondents the option of reporting more than one race. In this case the U.S. Census Bureau uses the race-alone concept where, for example, a group such as Asian may be defined as those who reported Asian and no other race.
Source: EPI analysis of United States Census Bureau Supplemental Poverty Measure data.