poverty level


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poverty level

n.
A minimum income level below which a person is officially considered to lack adequate subsistence and to be living in poverty. Also called poverty line.
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Noun1.poverty level - a level of personal income defining the state of poverty
personal income - the income received by a single individual
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Similarly, the system of Zakat must have played a part in lowering the poverty level in 1984-85.
It is also inextricably intertwined with a lack of job training, with an extraordinarily bureaucratized welfare system, and with national policies which have left 21 percent of our nation's children living below the poverty level.
It appears from recent press statements by FirstGroup plc/First Transit International that even as the company pretends to continue negotiations, the company is planning to lock out University of Alabama's Crimson Ride Drivers if we refuse to accept a contract containing poverty level wages.
adults who were ages 18 to 64 during the survey period, with income in that 250% to 400% of federal poverty level category, the percentage with private health coverage fell to 76.
Previous surveillance data analyses in limited geographic areas indicated that influenza-related hospitalization incidence was higher for persons residing in census tracts that included a higher percentage of persons living below the federal poverty level (3-5).
In early 2014, Neda said, poverty level in Eastern Visayas grew to 54.
Those individuals who have income at 100-135 percent of the Federal Poverty Level can essentially receive tax credits to offset the entire cost of their insurance.
A total of 26 states either will not or may not expand their Medicaid programs to cover low-income adults under the Affordable Care Act, which means some earning incomes below the federal poverty level won't receive coverage under Medicaid and also--because of how the law was written--won't be eligible for subsidized coverage through the new state insurance marketplaces.
The value of the general poverty level in 2012 made 26,182 som per capita, extreme poverty level made 15,434 som, according to the National Statistical Committee.
The rate was 37% for people with incomes under 100% of the federal poverty level, 31% for people with incomes of 100% to 199% of the federal poverty level, and 16% for people with inomes of 200% of the federal poverty level or higher.
3% of those at or above the poverty level smoke, compared with 29% of those below the poverty level.
More than 13 million American children live in families with incomes below the federal poverty level, which was $21,200 a year for a family of four in 2008.

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