A recent report sheds light on poverty in Wisconsin. Between the years 2013 -2014, no decrease in poverty has been reported.
From Green Bay Press Gazette:
Despite an increase in jobs, there was no reduction in poverty in Wisconsin between 2013 and 2014 under a broad measure developed by researchers at the University of Wisconsin.
Monday’s release of the eighth Wisconsin Poverty Report, produced by the Institute for Research on Poverty, showed that the poverty rate remained flat.
Unlike the federal government’s official poverty measure — which is based on pretax cash income — the Wisconsin Poverty Measure accounts for family income and government benefits.
Under their measure, researchers pegged the state’s poverty rate at around 10.8%.
The official poverty rate for Wisconsin — based on pretax cash income — was 12.1% in 2014, down significantly from 13.4% the previous year.
In 2014, the official poverty threshold for a family of four was $24,008.
For full story, visit Green Bay Press Gazette