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    poverty line

    This seems to be the definition of "poverty line". If your basic minimum living cost is like $1,000, and you earn only $800, you will fall into the category like this man, right? And is it a common term?
    If someone is on the poverty line, they have just enough income to buy the things they need in order to live.

    26)There is a poor farmer from the backward village of Bihar. He belongs to the class of people who live below the poverty line...

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    Re: poverty line

    Yes. It's an income/expenditure ratio below which you are deemed to be "poor".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: poverty line

    In the US it is termed "poverty level."

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    Re: poverty line

    I felt "under poverty line" to be "out of even poverty group", extremely poor not to be called even poor. But according to your description, bordering this line, you are either poor or non-poor.

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    Re: poverty line

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedq View Post
    In the US it is termed "poverty level."
    "Poverty line" and "poverty threshold" are also used in the USA.

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    Re: poverty line

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    I felt "under poverty line" to be "out of even poverty group", extremely poor not to be called even poor. But according to your description, bordering this line, you are either poor or non-poor.
    Per capita income levels that are considered below the poverty line vary from country to country, (in the USA) state to state, and even community (urban versus rural).

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