Dr. Mark Levitan Highlights The CEO Poverty Measure, 2005 – 2011
The CEO Poverty Measure, 2005-2012
The NYC Center for Economic Opportunity’s annual report on poverty, “The CEO Poverty Measure, 2005 – 2012” is now available. As the economy emerged from recession in 2012 City-wide poverty remained statistically unchanged from the previous year. Yet the poverty rate remains at troubling levels, especially when considering the number of New Yorkers living at or near the poverty line. This report highlights the importance of the social safety net in reducing poverty and identifies populations where the poverty rate is increasing at a somewhat faster pace than the rest of the city. The report also highlights some of the City’s new antipoverty initiatives targeting problems cited in the report.
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