How to use Poverty-line in a sentence

poverty-line
  • 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.

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  • The country requires a minimum wage because workers paid below the poverty line have an added cost on society.

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  • Depending on the state you reside in, the laws may make it difficult to file if your income is well above the poverty line.

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  • For instance, a divorced women with custody of her children is more likely to live below the poverty line.

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  • Children living in low-income households are less likely to be enrolled in ECE than those children in families living above the poverty line.

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  • Eligibility in Head Start is determined by the federally identified poverty line.

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  • Twenty percent of the population is below the poverty line.

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  • Seventeen percent of the city's residents earned below 50 percent of the poverty line and 29 percent received food stamp assistance.

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  • The applicant's household is at or below the poverty line that applies to their location.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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