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Recent Trends in Poverty in the Appalachian Region: The Implications of the U.S. Census Bureau Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates on the ARC Distressed Counties Designation

August 2000
Hammer, Roger
University of Wisconsin, Applied Population Laboratory

Recent poverty trends for Appalachia are examined in this report, which looks at how the use of the Census Bureau's annual Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) would affect ARC's distressed county designations if the SAIPE were used to replace the decennial census estimates.

Full Report in PDF (6.5 MB)