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Wisconsin Poverty Report: Jobs Recover to Help Reduce Poverty in 2012

Wisconsin Community Action Program Association

and

Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP)

at the University of Wisconsin-Madison


Wisconsin Poverty Report:
Jobs Recover to Help Reduce Poverty in 2012

May 2014

Report Contents

Executive Summary
Introduction
Organization of this Report
Wisconsin’s Economy and Program Participation during the Recession
What’s Wrong with the Official Poverty Measure?
Methods and Data for Measuring Poverty under the WPM
Poverty and the Effectiveness of the Safety Net in Wisconsin, by Measure and Population
Wisconsin Poverty in 2012
Trends in Wisconsin Poverty, 2008 to 2012
Using the Wisconsin Poverty Measure to Assess the Effect of Policies on Poverty
Poverty within Wisconsin: Poverty Rates by County or Multicounty Substate Areas
Conclusion

         

 

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