Impact of changes in U.S. economic and demographic composition on the poverty rate, selected periods, 1979–2010
|Actual change in poverty rate||1.2||-1.5||1.2||0.8||2.6|
|Change due to demographic shifts||-0.2||-0.6||-0.1||-0.8||0.3|
|Change due to economic shifts||1.4||-0.9||1.2||1.7||2.3|
Note: Data may not sum due to rounding and the effect of the interactions between demographic characteristics, as explained in the table note at the end of this chapter.
Source: Authors' analysis of Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement microdata. Analysis based on Danziger and Gottschalk (1995)