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poverty line

noun
1.
a minimum income level used as an official standard for determining the proportion of a population living in poverty.
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  • Even when you add in programs such as food stamps, that figure is well below the poverty line.
  • If their income falls below a certain level-say, the poverty line-they pay nothing.
  • Most adjuncts still hover somewhere around the poverty line.
  • It is possible to complain about the adequacy of this way of fixing the poverty line, but let's leave it alone.
  • However, the majority of landholdings are farmed at subsistence level and many farming families live below the poverty line.
  • Patients were also often strapped for resources and living at or below the poverty line.
  • First, it should not reduce the income of any household that is anywhere near the poverty line.
  • More than two-thirds of the population lives beneath the poverty line, subsisting on less than a dollar a day.
  • Greed was calculated by comparing average incomes with the total number of inhabitants living beneath the poverty line.
  • Obesity rates are somewhat higher among people living below the poverty line than they are among the more affluent.

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