Brief Poverty Gap Between Whites, Blacks, Hispanics Narrows between 1996 and 2001
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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.
Research Areas Social safety net Race and equity
Tags Poverty Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Racial and ethnic disparities Racial barriers to accessing the safety net Latinx communities