SNAP and Unemployment Insurance Kept Millions Out of Poverty Last Year, Census Supplemental Poverty Measure Shows

Our analysis using the Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure SPM, which accounts for taxes and non-cash government benefits, shows that all public programs lifted 41 million people out of poverty in 2012, including almost 9 million children.  Like the SPM poverty rate, these numbers are little changed from 2011.

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