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Figure 32.

Percentage of 15- to 24-year-olds receiving public assistance, by race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1980 through 2009


Percentage of 15- to 24-year-olds receiving public assistance, by race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1980 through 2009

NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. For 1990 through 2009, the population receiving public assistance is defined as persons living in households who reported receiving public assistance, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), veterans' payments, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) (or its predecessor Aid to Families with Dependent Children [AFDC]). TANF replaced ADFC in 1996. For 1980 and 1985, however, information was not collected on means-tested veterans' payments or those who counted public assistance as "other income" but did not report receiving public assistance.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), March and Annual Social and Economic Supplement, selected years, 1981–2010.
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