One of my areas of research has focused on poverty measurement and the long run trends in poverty and in the United States. Articles addressing this topic are available here. In a separate website, we present updated versions of some of the analyses from this work. This site includes two dashboards: one that tracks income poverty on a near-real-time basis since the beginning of the pandemic (these results are updated each month as new data on household income become available), and another that reports much longer run trends in income and consumption poverty in the U.S. This latter poverty dashboard shows how simple corrections of the well-known flaws in the official poverty measure result in a very different story about how poverty has changed over time.

Click here to get to PovertyMeasurement