Poverty Gap Between Whites, Blacks, Hispanics Narrows between 1996 and 2001

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Poverty Gap Between Whites, Blacks, Hispanics Narrows between 1996 and 2001

April 28, 2004

Abstract

For blacks and Hispanics, poverty rates dropped by almost five percentage points between 1996 and 2001. Whites experienced a smaller decline of approximately two percentage points.

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