Friday, January 8, 2010

Webinar on Federal and Local Efforts to Modernize Poverty Measure


(Thanks to our friends at The Community Action Association of Pennsylvania for passing this on.)

On Monday, January 11, there will be a webinar hosted by the National Center for Children in Poverty to discuss how poverty is measured currently, what the problems with the measure are, and what some alternatives are or may soon be in use.

As we have discussed many times before, the current federal poverty measure is outdated. For instance, in Pennsylvania in 2007, about 9% of households fell below the FPL, but 21% of households actually earned less than what they need at a minimum to support their families. However, there are other ways of calculating poverty and need, some of which will be addressed in this webinar.

Please register for the webinar to learn more!

(image courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/ari/ / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 )

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