Real-time Poverty Estimates During COVID-19
New poverty dashboard updated monthly

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to dramatic swings in the U.S. labor market and major policy responses. In this time of crisis, it is important to have the latest evidence on how these events are affecting vulnerable populations so policymakers can respond appropriately. This poverty dashboard provides near-real-time poverty estimates using U.S. Census Bureau data. Authors are updating this measure on a monthly basis as new data becomes available.

The authors
Bruce D. Meyer, University of Chicago, NBER, AEI
James X. Sullivan, University of Notre Dame, LEO
Jeehoon Han, Zhejiang University