Origin of poverty level
First recorded in 1975–80
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Examples from the Web for poverty level
And fast food workers in hundreds of cities walked off the job Thursday to protest their poverty-level wages.What Does an Increase in the Minimum Wage Do to the Economy?
December 9, 2013
Without an education, they face a lifetime of back-breaking work and poverty-level wages.Did a Child Pick Your Strawberries?
May 12, 2010
Because the poverty level is somewhat artificially established by the government, it can be manipulated for political ends. As with hidden unemployment, governments are often accused of establishing a poverty level that underestimates the number of poor people.
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