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What is the true definition of poverty line?

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Asked by Iam Indian, 26 Jan 03:03 pm
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Those who cannot earn ghoos money are below poverty line.
Answered by Dikhaawati Samaj, 26 Jan 03:06 pm

 
  
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Those who cannot afford two meals a day, and shelter Those who cannot earn ghoos money are below poverty line.
Answered by Sunny, 26 Jan 10:55 pm

 
  
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All those who are deprived of common and basic necessities come under poverty-line...!
Answered by Dil Se, 26 Jan 07:00 pm

 
  
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The state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions. [] Whatever definition one uses, authorities and laypersons alike commonly assume that the effects of poverty are harmful to both individuals and society. It's based on a family's annual cash income, rather than their total wealth, annual consumption or their own assessment of well-being.
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 26 Jan 03:23 pm

 
  
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Those who cannot afford two meals a day, and shelter
Answered by tanuja, 26 Jan 03:08 pm

 
  
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Its partially true. Definition of poverty and perception of poverty don't match in most cultures. Millions of people in the USA think they are poor, by UN standards they are far above the poverty level.",

If one goes strictly according to the book, I mean PPP, related statistics, GDP, GNP etc, more than half of the population of world will fall into the category poor. However I'm NOT sure the can be said about "below poverty line' .There's a difference between them.

Finding a true figure will be a very complicated task, many governments deliberately manipulate the statistics one way or other.

Saying half of the world population lives on less dollar a day, is neither inherently right nor inherently wrong.

In my view, more than half of the world population is above the poverty line.
Answered by Mickey, 26 Jan 03:04 pm

 
  
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