Here’s how the safety net has—and hasn’t—reduced poverty in the US

by Brad Plumer

The authors construct a broader definition of poverty and factor in programs like Social Security, food stamps, and unemployment insurance. Based on that data, the fraction of Americans with incomes below the poverty line has dropped from 26 percent in 1967 to 16 percent today.

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