PREFERRED TERM
absolute-income-based measures of poverty  
DEFINITION
  • POVERTY IS COMMONLY thought of as a state of deprivation in which individuals lack sufficient food, housing, clothing, medical care, and other basic items to maintain a decent standard of living. Income measures of poverty are rooted in the perspective that an individual, family, or household that lacks sufficient income to cover basic needs such as food and shelter is among the poor. [Source: Encyclopedia of World Poverty; Absolute-Income-Based Measures of Poverty]
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