Definition of Poverty line

1. Noun. A level of personal income defining the state of poverty.

Exact synonyms: Poverty Level
Generic synonyms: Personal Income



Definition of Poverty line

1. Noun. The threshold of poverty, below which one's income does not cover necessities. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Poverty Line

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poverty
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poverty line (current term)
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Literary usage of Poverty line

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1. Labour Market and Social Policies in Romania by Oecd, Centre for Co-operation with Non-members (2000)
"In the former case, a poverty line is anchored to the attainment of basic needs. The two most frequently used absolute methods are the cost of basic needs ..."

2. Poverty: A Study of Town Life by Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree (1908)
"... CHAPTER IV THE poverty line THE figures given in the preceding chapter which relate to the earnings of the working classes in York suggest some ..."

3. Poverty: A Study of Town Life by Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree (1902)
"... CHAPTER IV THE poverty line THE figures given in the preceding chapter which relate to the earnings of the working classes in York suggest some ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1904)
"Physical Degeneration and the poverty line. By Mrs. H. BOSANQUET. The interest which has been aroused in the physical condition of the people has given rise ..."

5. Capital (1888)
"This indicates an increase in the magnitude of rural poverty over the period, even if we accept a figure for determining the poverty line which is 20 per ..."

6. Adjustment and Equity in Chile by Patricio Meller (1992)
"Figures used in other studies are within a 6 per cent range of this figure. c) poverty line corresponds to the subsistence income that covers housing, ..."

7. Poverty And Equity: Measurement, Policy, And Estimation With Dad by Jean-Yves Duclos (2006)
"By dividing the food poverty line by this share, estimate a second global poverty ... 18.4.6 A third method for the estimation of the non-food poverty line. ..."

8. The Settlement Horizon: A National Estimate by Robert Archey Woods, Albert Joseph Kennedy (1922)
"... CHAPTER XVIII BELOW THE poverty line A" THOUGH early residents came prepared, in the words of Mr. Barnett, "to sup sorrow with the poor," they were far ..."

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