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, 2016
|Under 18 years||18 to 64 years||65 years and older|
|Currently in poverty||11,217,000||26,197,000||7,153,000||0|
|Refundable tax credits||4,398,000||3,681,000||98,000||0|
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Source: EPI analysis of Liana Fox, The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2016, U.S. Census Bureau report #P60-258, September 2017.
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