Rebecca Blank interviewed by the Economic Research Initiative on the Uninsured (ERIU)

April 22, 2008

In a recent "On My Mind: Conversations with Economists" forum interview, Blank discussed the need for a change in the measure of poverty in the U.S. that would include, among other things, the addition of health care costs into the calculation. The definition of poverty has not changed since it was first created in 1963 based on data from the 1950s.

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