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a minimum income level used as an official standard for determining the proportion of a population living in poverty.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Even when you add in programs such as food stamps, that figure is well below the
If their income falls below a certain level-say, the
-they pay nothing.
Most adjuncts still hover somewhere around the
It is possible to complain about the adequacy of this way of fixing the
, but let's leave it alone.
However, the majority of landholdings are farmed at subsistence level and many farming families live below the
Patients were also often strapped for resources and living at or below the
First, it should not reduce the income of any household that is anywhere near the
More than two-thirds of the population lives beneath the
, subsisting on less than a dollar a day.
Greed was calculated by comparing average incomes with the total number of inhabitants living beneath the
Obesity rates are somewhat higher among people living below the
than they are among the more affluent.
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