subsistence level


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subsistence level

n
(Social Welfare) a standard of living barely adequate to support life
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subsistence level

nlivello minimo di vita
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So far, the average amount of the benefit for children from low-income families is 554 soms a month, or 13% of the subsistence level of a child.
Most of the farmers in Punjab have small land holdings and their farming is below subsistence level.
While there are more than 30m jobs in Britain, many of them have been in part-time work or what I would call subsistence level self-employment, by which I mean these people are running their own micro-businesses that provide them with a meagre income compared to what they could earn if they were in a proper full-time job.
Larger and more profitable informal firms should be allowed into the formal system in a way that does not require enterprises whose workers are kept at subsistence level, such as agrarian enterprises, to register.
He added that the PPP previous government never even thought of such anti-poor steps and continued the subsidy throughout its period so that the poor could maintain the subsistence level.
This pension benefit can assist veterans, their spouses and widows/widowers to assure a level of income above the minimum subsistence level.
Almost a year since it became a member of the World Bank Group, South Sudan, which got its independence in July 20121, still faces enormous challenges with virtually no or poor infrastructure, bare subsistence level agriculture, dismal human development indicators, and weak formal institutions of government.
When anyone who is struggling to care for a family and is dependent on benefits, has the benefits then cut to below subsistence level, what happens?
The number of people with an income below subsistence level is seven times lower than what it was; the number of unemployed is twice as low as it used to be.
Collecting litter becomes a good way to live with my family at a subsistence level.
They threaten to put 30,000 Remploy jobs on the line, and throw these decent people out of work and on to a benefits system which would cut their quality of life to a bare subsistence level.
The Constitutional Court determined that the current level benefits paid out -- E224 ($274) per month -- was inadequate and did not meet the standards of a "humane subsistence level.