“Happy Anniversary? The 50 Year War on Poverty,” is comprised of stories of historical and personal reflection on the 50 year war on poverty. One article in this book, Two Economists’ Retrospective on the War on Poverty, was written by Cecil Bohanon and John Horowitz. Bohanon and Horowitz are professors in the Department of Economics at Ball State University. The following list is a list of sources used in their article. If you are interested in exploring the topic further please refer to the following:
Census Bureau, Historical Poverty Tables, Table 2, Poverty Status by Family Relationships, Race and Hispanic Origin; found August 7, 2014 at
Consumer Expenditures in 2008. U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. March 2010. Report 1023. Found August 8, 2014 at http://www.bls.gov/cex/csxann08.pdf.
Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Poverty, 2004–2006. U.S. Census Bureau. Found August 8, 2014 at http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/p70-123.pdf.
Meyer, Bruce, Wallace Mok and James Sullivan. The Under-Reporting of Transfers in Household Surveys: Its Nature and Consequence. 2009. NBER. Found August 8, 2014 at http://www.nber.org/papers/w15181.pdf
Tax Facts, Historical EITC Recipients, Found August 8, 2014 at http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxfacts/displayafact.cfm?DocID=37&Topic2id=40&Topic3id=42
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program Participation and Costs. Found August 8, 2014 at http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/pd/SNAPsummary.pdf.
Table 3. Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2009. Found August 9, 2014 at http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/cpstables/032010/rdcall/3_001.htm.
Tanner, Michael and Charles Hughes, “The Work versus Welfare Trade-off: 2013” Washington D.C., Cato Institute, 2013.
Congressional Budget Office “Effective Marginal Tax Rates for Low- and Moderate-Income Workers”, Washington D.C., Nov. 2012