In this podcast, Kathleen Short and Center Director Ann Stevens discuss the Supplemental Poverty Measure and other attempts to measure poverty throughout the nation. In November, 2014, Short visited the center to present the seminar “The Supplemental Poverty Measure for 2013: Latest Estimates and Research.”
Short is an economist at the U.S. Census Bureau, where from 1991 to 1999 she served as Chief of the Poverty and Health Statistics branch. Over her career at the Census Bureau, Short has worked primarily in the area of measuring economic well being. She has published reports and journal articles on measuring material hardship, poverty and housing, poverty and medical expenses, and methods of measuring poverty.