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[Excerpt] This report presents data on the relationships between labor force activity and poverty in 1997 for individual workers and their families. The data were collected in the March 1998 supplement to the Current Population Survey, a nationwide monthly survey of about 50,000 households conducted by the Bureau of the Census for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For a detailed description of the source of the data and an explanation of the concepts and definitions used in this report, see the Technical Note.


Suggested Citation
Goings, G. P. (1999). A profile of the working poor, 1997 (BLS Report 936). Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.