Non-elderly poverty rates, market-based and post-tax, post-transfer, 1989, 2007, 2013

Market-based Post-tax, post-transfer
1989 16.0% 11.8%
2007 16.2% 10.5%
2013 19.5% 12.1%


Note: Non-elderly population refers to those under age 65. Market-based poverty rates are those based on income earned from work and capital, before factoring in government-provided support. Post-tax, post-transfer poverty rates are those after all government supports (such as cash transfers, in-kind programs, and tax benefits) have been included.

Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement

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