The Census Bureau recently unveiled new
alternative poverty measures “intended to provide
a more complete measure of economic wellbeing.”
The new poverty measures, which
produce poverty rates as much as one-third below
the official poverty rate, contain some features
that have been characterized by poverty experts
and past Census reports as flawed or incomplete.
The report shows how the Bureau is departing from previous practice. The result is that they report a lower incidence of poverty than would be shown using the previous method. Their "more complete" method actually leaves out important information. Hmmm, I wonder why they are doing that?