Poverty rate, by age, 1959–2010
Note: For the age 18–64 and age 65 and older groups, no formal data exist for 1960–1965. The dotted lines denote a linear extrapolation between 1959 and 1966. Data for the under age 6 group begin in 1969. Shaded areas denote recessions.
Source: Authors' analysis of Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS-ASEC) Historical Poverty Tables (Table 3) and CPS-ASEC microdata
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