Douglas J. Besharov

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Overview Traditional measures of poverty are based on income: if income is below a given threshold, then the family is determined to be poor. Some economists have suggested that a family's well-being is better measured by their total spending rather than their total income. That is, some families can have a satisfactory standard of living even if they have low current income. This may be due to the fact that the family can support consumption by drawing down assets.
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Kristin S. Seefeldt, Research Investigator, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Read Michigan's Welfare System . Douglas J. Besharov, Joseph J. and Violet Jacobs Scholar in Social Welfare Studies, American Enterprise Institute and Professor of Public Affairs, University of Maryland. Research from the Welfare Reform Academy . Sheldon H. Danziger, National Poverty Center Co-Director; Henry J. Meyer Distinguished University Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R.
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