Analysis of 2015 Census Poverty Data

Source: Economic Policy Institute and National Women’s Law Center, September 2016

NWLC Analysis of 2015 Census Poverty Data

NWLC’s detailed analysis of U.S. Census poverty, income, and health insurance data released on September 13, 2016 found that women’s poverty rates were once again higher than the poverty rates for men. The data also show that income supports such as Social Security benefits lifted the income of millions of Americans above the poverty line.

The wage gap closed by just a penny in 2015, with women working full, time, year round paid only 80 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts.

EPI Analysis of 2015 Census Poverty Data
New Census data show strong 2015 earnings growth across the board, with black and Hispanic workers seeing the fastest growth
September 13, 2016
Today’s Census Bureau report on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in 2015 shows that median household incomes for all race and ethnic groups increased between 2014 and 2015.

Poverty declined in 2015 by all measures; government programs, once again, kept millions above the poverty line
September 13, 2016

Income gains in 2015 don’t reverse long-run trend toward greater inequality
September 13, 2016

By the Numbers: Income and Poverty, 2015
September 13, 2016

Superb income growth in 2015 nearly single-handedly restored incomes lost in the Great Recession
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