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Summary of the U.S. Census Bureau's Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance in the United States: 2010 Report

Summary of the U.S. Census Bureau's Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance in the United States: 2010 Report

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Social IMPACT Research Center’s
Summary of the U.S. Census Bureau’s
Income,Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in theUnited States: 2010
Report 
September 13, 2011
National Poverty DataNational Income Data4National Health Insurance Data7Midwest Poverty Data9Midwest Income Data1111Midwest Health Insurance Coverage Data 11
 
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 About the data in this summary
All data in this summary are derived from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey,Annual Social and Economic Supplement, as published in the report,
Income, Poverty, and HealthInsurance Coverage in the United States: 2010
. The Current Population Survey serves as the nation’sprimary source of data on labor force characteristics and provides the official annual data on thenation’s income and poverty levels. Visit  
formore information.
For state and local poverty, income, and health insurance estimates
While the Current Population Survey does provide estimates for state-level poverty, income, andhealth insurance coverage, due to small sample sizes the Census Bureau recommends waiting untilthe 2010 American Community Survey release on September 22, 2011 for these data.On September 22 and 23, the Social IMPACT Research Center will produce fact sheets on state andlocal poverty. Visit  www.heartlandalliance.org/research on those dates.
Social IMPACT Research Center
The Social IMPACT Research Center (IMPACT) is a nonprofit organization that investigates today’smost pressing social issues and solutions to inform and equip those working toward a just globalsociety. IMPACT, a program of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights, providesresearch, policy analysis, consulting, technical assistance, communications, and coalition building toprojects in Illinois, the Midwest, and nationally. Visit  www.heartlandalliance.org/research to learn more.
33 W. Grand Ave., Ste 500 | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.870.4949 | research@heartlandalliance.org 
 
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Introduction
The year 2010 was the first full calendar year after the end of the Great Recession, whichlasted from December 2007 to June 2009. Estimates of poverty, income, and healthinsurance from the Current Population Survey shine a spotlight on how Americans arefairing post-recession. The findings reveal a nation struggling with prolonged job loss, asevidenced by increasing poverty, declining incomes, and loss of employer-sponsored healthinsurance.

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