Figure 7M

Poverty rate, actual and simulated, 1959–2010

* Poverty rate simulated by a model based on the relationship between per capita GDP growth and the official poverty rate between 1959 and 1973.

Source: Authors' analysis of Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement Historical Poverty Tables (Tables 2 and 4) and Bureau of Economic Analysis National Income and Product Accounts (Table 7.1). Analysis using Danziger and Gottschalk (1995)

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