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Last week, the Center for Economic Opportunity’s (CEO) Poverty Research Team added to its online poverty data tool a set of data files (along with documentation) for researchers who wish to replicate or extend CEO’s groundbreaking work in new directions. Each file consists of all the variables included in the annual American Community Survey Public Use Micro Sample for New York City, along with variables that CEO creates for its New York City Poverty Measure. The CEO-created variables provide the poverty threshold and account for non-cash resources that are essential to their poverty measure, but are not included in the American Community Survey. Additionally, CEO provides a combination of variables derived from the ACS that are useful for analyzing poverty by demographic characteristics.

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