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- poverty line,
- poverty trap,
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?|Brandy Zadrozny|December 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Without an education, they face a lifetime of back-breaking work and poverty-level wages.
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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