Change Indicator

Adults Living in Intergenerational Poverty in Utah

Adults Living in Intergenerational Poverty

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Why This Indicator Matters

The more impoverished a person is during childhood, the more likely that person is to receive public assistance as an adult. Also, the longer individuals experienced poverty as children, the longer they are likely to be in poverty as adults. Intergenerational poverty data will help administrators tailor services to  recipients with the goal of breaking the cycle of poverty.
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Definition and Source



Intergenerational poverty means poverty in which two or more successive generations of a family continue in the cycle of poverty and government dependence. Intergenerational poverty does not include situational poverty.

Data Source

Utah Department of Workforce Services (Census information)

Last Updated

April 2024