Without government programs, millions more would be in poverty: Number of people in poverty, as measured by the supplemental poverty measure, and additional number that would be in poverty without specified government program, by age group, 2015
|Under 18 years||18 to 64 years||65 years and older|
|Currently in poverty||11,929,000||27,222,000||6,500,000||0|
|Refundable tax credits||4,829,000||4,254,000||89,000||0|
View the underlying data on epi.org.
Source: EPI analysis of Trudi Renwick and Liana Fox, The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2015, U.S. Census Bureau report #P60-258, September 2016.