New Poverty Tracker Survey Examines Poverty, Hardship and Health in New York City

Publication date: 
April, 2014
Robin Hood Foundation

Robin Hood Foundation's Poverty Tracker survey results was developed in partnership with Columbia University’s Population Research Center. This quarterly survey of 2,300 households throughout the five boroughs and across all income levels is designed to take a deeper, more realistic look at disadvantage among New Yorkers. The goal is to capture rich details on household expenditures, income and government supports, and to collect information about material hardships and family/child well-being that other surveys simply overlook. Another novel feature of The Poverty Tracker is that it captures the dynamics of poverty: how low-income residents respond to difficult circumstances over time.

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