Counting U.S. Poverty: Is The New Way Better?

Nov 14, 2011

This month, the Census Bureau introduced a new method to calibrate the U.S. poverty rate. The old formula had been used for nearly half a century. To learn how the two measurements compare, and how the new guidelines might give a more complete picture of national poverty, host Michel Martin speaks with Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute and Robert Greenstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.