Dataset

Children Below Poverty Level by Race and Hispanic Origin: 1959 to 2005

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 690):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 54 rows and 37 columns.

Persons as of March of the following year. Covers only related children in families under 18 years old. Based on the Current Population Survey; see text, Sections 1 and 13. For data collection changes over time, see http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/income/histinc/hstchg.html

Footnotes

  1. Includes other races not shown separately.
  2. Data represent White alone, which refers to people who reported White and did not report any other race category.
  3. Data represent Black alone, which refers to people who reported Black and did not report any other race category.
  4. The 2003 Current Population Survey (CPS) allowed respondents to choose more than one race. For
    2002, data represent persons who selected this race group only and persons reporting this race group and
    at least one other race. The CPS in prior years allowed respondents to report only one race group. See
    also comments on race in the text for Section 1.
  5. Data represent Asian alone, which refers to people who reported Asian and did not report any other race category.
  6. People of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
  7. Data represent White alone, not Hispanic, which refers to people who reported White, not Hispanic and
    did not report any other race category.
  8. Implementation of a new March CPS processing system.
  9. Implementation of 1970 census population controls.
  10. Implementation of a new March CPS processing system. Questionnaire expanded to ask eleven income questions.
  11. Implementation of 1980 census population controls. Questionnaire expanded to show 27 possible
    values from 51 possible sources of income.
  12. Implemented three technical changes to the poverty definition. See Characteristics of the Population
    Below the Poverty Level: 1980; Series P-60, No. 133.
  13. Implementation of Hispanic poppulation weighting controls.
  14. CPS file for March 1992 (1991 data) was corrected after the release of the 1991 Income and Poverty
    reports. Weights for nine person records were omitted on the original file. (See P60-184 for further details.)
  15. Implementation of 1990 census population controls.
  16. Data collection method changed from paper and pencil to computer-assisted interviewing. In addition,
    the March 1994 income supplement was revised to allow for the coding of different income amounts on
    selected questionnaire items. Limits either increased or decreased in the following categories: earnings
    increased to $999,999; Social Security increased to $49,999; Supplemental Security Income and Public
    Assistance increased to $24,999; Veterans’ Benefits increased to $99,999; Child Support and Alimony
    decreased to $49,999.
  17. Implementation of Census 2000 based population controls.
  18. Implementation of Census 2000 based population controls and sample expanded by 28,000 households.
  19. The 2004 data have been revised to reflect a correction to the weights in the 2005 ASEC.

License

Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.