The Supplemental Poverty Measure Webinar Series
The U.S. Census Bureau has announced plans to develop a supplemental poverty measure based on recommendations by the National Academy of Sciences. This modern assessment of deprivation will be released initially in the fall of 2011 and will be used alongside the official poverty measure, developed half a century ago.
Together, the two webinars are designed to provide a thorough review of the supplemental poverty measure. You are strongly encouraged to register for both.
Please join us in part one of this two-part webinar series on the Supplemental Poverty Measure. Learn why a new poverty measure is needed and how the supplemental poverty measure will compare to the official poverty measure. Find out how the poverty threshold for each measure will differ. Hear what role Congress will play.
To Register for the event, please visit A Supplemental Poverty Measure: What it Will and Won't Do.
The second webinar in this series will be held on April 21, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For more information, please visit Behind the Scenes: Adopting a Supplementary Poverty Measure.
This webinar series is sponsored by Brookings Center on Children and Families, the Half-in-Ten Campaign, the New America Foundation, the National League of Cities, and Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity.