A Dollar a Day :: What is Poverty?
Population below poverty line by country - Thematic Map - World
[ Latest Poverty Guidelines ] [ Federal Register Notice, January 20, 2011 — Full text ] [ Prior Poverty Guidelines and Federal Register References Since 1982 ] [ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) ] [ Further Resources on Poverty Measurement, Poverty Lines, and Their History ] [ Computations for the 2011 Poverty Guidelines ] There are two slightly different versions of the federal poverty measure: The poverty thresholds, and The poverty guidelines. 2011 HHS Poverty Guidelines
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Facts about Children and Poverty
15 Shocking Poverty Statistics That Are Skyrocketing As The American Middle Class Continues To Be Slowly Wiped Out The "America" that so many of us have taken for granted for so many decades is literally disintegrating right in front of our eyes. Most Americans are still operating under the delusion that the United States will always be "the wealthiest nation" in the world and that our economy will always produce large numbers of high paying jobs and that the U.S. will always have a very large middle class. But that is not what is happening.
How does the United States measure poverty? The United States determines the official poverty rate using poverty thresholds that are issued each year by the Census Bureau. The thresholds represent the annual amount of cash income minimally required to support families of various sizes.
This figure is based on purchasing power parity (PPP), which basically suggests that prices of goods in countries tend to equate under floating exchange rates and therefore people would be able to purchase the same quantity of goods in any country for a given sum of money.
Poverty is scarcity, dearth, or the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money. Absolute poverty or destitution refers to the deprivation of basic human needs, which commonly includes food, water, sanitation, clothing, shelter, health care and education.