U.S. Census Bureau
 Poverty Measurement Studies and  Alternative Measures

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The Measure of Poverty (1976)
An interagency review of the official measure of poverty and the implications of alternative measurement schemes.
Williamsburg Conference (1985) and Technical Papers 51-58
Discussions and reports about how to count noncash benefits as income for measuring poverty.
Latest Research

National Academy of Sciences (1995)
Recommendations for changing the poverty measure and related research and reports.
American Enterprise Institute (2005)
Current Seminar Series on poverty measurement issues.
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division