On November 7, the Center on Children and Families at the Brookings Institution and the Census Bureau sponsored a private half-day seminar to examine the Bureau’s work on the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM). The Census Bureau released its first report on the SPM that it has been developing for several years. The Bureau has no plans to change the official poverty measure which will remain the measure used to determine eligibility and the distribution of grant dollars for federal grant programs.


  • Welcome

  • Overview of Methods

  • Threshold Issues

  • Commuting and Geographical Adjustments

  • Out-of-Pocket Expenditures by the Uninsured / Medical Care Risk



November 7, 2011

8:30 AM - 12:15 PM EST

The Brookings Institution

Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW


For More Information

Brookings Office of Communications

(202) 797-6105