How to use Poverty-line in a sentence
In its most basic form (which I'll discuss here for simplification's sake), it is a guarantee of a minimum income above the poverty line for every citizen.
The country requires a minimum wage because workers paid below the poverty line have an added cost on society.
Depending on the state you reside in, the laws may make it difficult to file if your income is well above the poverty line.
For instance, a divorced women with custody of her children is more likely to live below the poverty line.
Children living in low-income households are less likely to be enrolled in ECE than those children in families living above the poverty line.Advertisement
Eligibility in Head Start is determined by the federally identified poverty line.
Twenty percent of the population is below the poverty line.
Seventeen percent of the city's residents earned below 50 percent of the poverty line and 29 percent received food stamp assistance.
The applicant's household is at or below the poverty line that applies to their location.
According to the National Center for Children in Poverty, 19 percent of children in the United States live in families with incomes below the poverty line.Advertisement
However, research has shown that the official poverty line is only about half of what a family would need to adequately cover all living expenses.