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Current Population Reports, P60-235, Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2007

Carmen, DeNavas-Walt and Proctor, Bernadette D. and Smith, Jessica C. U.S. Census Bureau (2008) Current Population Reports, P60-235, Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2007. Project Report. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

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    Abstract

    This report presents data on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in the United States based on information collected in the 2008 and earlier Annual Social and Economic Supplements (ASEC) to the Current Population Survey (CPS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. Data presented in this report indicate the following: • Real median household income increased between 2006 and 2007—the third annual increase.1 • The poverty rate was not statistically different between 2006 and 2007. • Both the number and the percentage of people without health insurance coverage decreased between 2006 and 2007. These results were not uniform across groups. For example, between 2006 and 2007, real median household income rose for non-Hispanic Whites and Blacks but remained statistically unchanged for Asians and Hispanics; the poverty rate increased for children under 18 years old but remained statistically unchanged for people 18 to 64 years old and people 65 and over; and the percentage of people without health insurance decreased for the native-born population, while the foreign-born population remained statistically unchanged.2, 3 These results are discussed in more detail in the three main sections of this report income, poverty, and health insurance coverage. Each section presents estimates by characteristics such as race, Hispanic origin, nativity, and region. Other topics include earnings of year-round, full-time workers; families in poverty; and health insurance coverage of children. This report concludes with a section discussing health insurance coverage by state using 2- and 3-year averages.


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    Item Type: Report Document or other Monograph (Project Report)
    Additional Information: Further information that can add to this report can be found in David Johnson's presentation: remarks http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/2008/djohnson_remarks07iph.htm slides http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/2008/pdf/2008_iphpresentation.pdf
    Uncontrolled Keywords: income; poverty; health insurance coverage
    Subjects: Health > Public Health
    Health > Public Health > Health Risk Factors > Stress
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    Government Publications
    Health > Health Equity
    Government Publications > Interagency Publications (Federal Or State Agencies)
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      Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2008
      Last Modified: 10 May 2011 12:28
      Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/1073

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