Official and relative poverty rate, 1979–2010
Note: Shaded areas denote recessions.
Source: Authors' analysis of Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS-ASEC) Historical Poverty Tables (Table 2) and CPS-ASEC microdata
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