Mollie Orshansky


Subject:
Notable People: Women , Biography (Individuals)

Description:
This brief biography profiles Orshansky's lifetime achievements and contributions to U.S. government service, notably at the Social Security Administration (SSA), where she developed the "poverty threshold," the original measure of poverty. This "statistical measurement of the low income population, and its causal effects of Federal programs" is still in use today. From the SSA history archives.

Publisher:
United States. Social Security Administration (SSA)

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.ssa.gov/history/orshansky.html


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