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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Measuring poverty : a new approach / Panel on Poverty and Family Assistance . . . [et al.].

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-05128-2

1. Poverty—United States—Statistical methods. I. Panel on Poverty and Family Assistance (United States)

HC110.P6M36 1995

362.5'2'015195—dc20 95-3901

Copyright 1995 by the National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.

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