the poverty line

noun

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: the level of income that makes it possible for a person to pay for basic food, clothing, and shelter families living below/at the poverty line

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“The poverty line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20poverty%20line. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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