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Origin of poverty level
First recorded in 1975–80
OTHER WORDS FROM poverty levelpov·er·ty-lev·el, adjective
Words nearby poverty level
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Example sentences 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.
Cultural definitions for poverty level
notes for poverty level
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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