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Wisconsin Poverty Report: Poverty Rises in 2013 Despite Growth in Jobs

Wisconsin Community Action Program Association

and

Institute for Research on Poverty
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison


Wisconsin Poverty Report:
Poverty Rises in 2013 Despite Growth in Jobs

April 2015

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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 2013
    • Trends in Wisconsin Poverty, 2008 to 2013
    • 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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