AHA's Comment on Consumer Inflation Measures Produced by Federal Statistical Agencies, May 7, 2019

AHA's comment on differences among various consumer price indexes produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and how these differences might influence the estimation of the Official Poverty Measure.

Accurately measuring poverty is a critical concern for our country. Accurately measuring poverty is a critical concern for our country. The OPM is a measure of economic need among our fellow Americans, and it is regarded by some as an indicator of our country’s health and prosperity. 

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