Poverty rates, official and under the Supplemental Poverty Measure, by age group, 2012

Official poverty measure Supplemental Poverty Measure
All people 15.1% 16.0%
Under age 18 22.3% 18.0%
Age 18 to 64 13.7% 15.5%
Age 65 and older 9.1% 14.8%

Note: Data in this figure differ from figures 7A and 7B because data in this figure include unrelated individuals under age 15.

Source: Authors' analysis of Short (2013, Table 1)

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