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Poverty threshold

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The poverty threshold, poverty limit or poverty line is the minimum level of income deemed adequate in a particular country. [1]

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Adam Smith

Adam Smith (16 June 1723 NS (5 June 1723 OS) – 17 July 1790) was a Scottish economist, philosopher and author as well as a moral philosopher, a pioneer of political economy and a key figure during the Scottish Enlightenment era.

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Amartya Sen

Amartya Kumar Sen, CH, FBA (born 3 November 1933) is an Indian economist and philosopher, who since 1972 has taught and worked in India, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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Asset poverty

Asset poverty is an economic and social condition that is more persistent and prevalent than income poverty.

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Basic needs

The basic needs approach is one of the major approaches to the measurement of absolute poverty in developing countries.

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Body mass index

The body mass index (BMI) or Quetelet index is a value derived from the mass (weight) and height of an individual.

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A calorie is a unit of energy.

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Charles Booth (social reformer)

Charles James Booth (30 March 1840 – 24 November 1916) was an English social researcher and reformer known for his innovative work in documenting working class life in London at the end of the 19th century.

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Clothing (also known as clothes and attire) is a collective term for garments, items worn on the body.

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Commission for Social Development

The Commission for Social Development is one of the ten functional commissions established by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 1946 to advise and assist it in carrying its work.

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Consumption (economics)

Consumption is the process in which consumers (customers or buyers) purchase items on the market.

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Credit (from Latin credit, "(he/she/it) believes") is the trust which allows one party to provide money or resources to another party where that second party does not reimburse the first party immediately (thereby generating a debt), but instead promises either to repay or return those resources (or other materials of equal value) at a later date.

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Debraj Ray (economist)

Debraj Ray (born 3 September 1957) is an Indian-American economist whose focus is development economics and game theory.

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Developed country

A developed country, industrialized country, more developed country, or "more economically developed country" (MEDC), is a sovereign state that has a highly developed economy and advanced technological infrastructure relative to other less industrialized nations.

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Developing country

A developing country (or a low and middle income country (LMIC), less developed country, less economically developed country (LEDC), underdeveloped country) is a country with a less developed industrial base and a low Human Development Index (HDI) relative to other countries.

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Economic and Social Research Institute

The Economic and Social Research Institute is an independent research institute founded in 1960 to provide evidence-based research used to inform public policy debate and decision-making.

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Economic development

economic development wikipedia Economic development is the process by which a nation improves the economic, political, and social well-being of its people.

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European Union

The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of EUnum member states that are located primarily in Europe.

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Extreme poverty

Extreme poverty, abject poverty, absolute poverty, destitution, or penury, was originally defined by the United Nations in 1995 as "a condition characterized by severe deprivation of basic human needs, including food, safe drinking water, sanitation facilities, health, shelter, education and information.

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Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for an organism.

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Glass ceiling

A glass ceiling is a metaphor used to represent an invisible barrier that keeps a given demographic (typically applied to minorities) from rising beyond a certain level in a hierarchy.

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Health is the ability of a biological system to acquire, convert, allocate, distribute, and utilize energy with maximum efficiency.

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Health care

Health care or healthcare is the maintenance or improvement of health via the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in human beings.

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Income is the consumption and savings opportunity gained by an entity within a specified timeframe, which is generally expressed in monetary terms.

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Income deficit

Income deficit is the difference between a single person or family's income and its poverty threshold or poverty line, when the former is exceeded by the latter.

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Income inequality metrics

Income inequality metrics or income distribution metrics are used by social scientists to measure the distribution of income, and economic inequality among the participants in a particular economy, such as that of a specific country or of the world in general.

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John Kenneth Galbraith

John Kenneth Galbraith (October 15, 1908 - April 29, 2006), also known as Ken Galbraith, was a Canadian-born economist, public official, and diplomat, and a leading proponent of 20th-century American liberalism.

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Jonathan Bradshaw

Jonathan Richard Bradshaw, CBE, FBA, FAcSS is a British academic, specialising in social policy, poverty and child welfare.

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A latrine is a toilet or an even simpler facility which is used as a toilet within a sanitation system.

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Level of measurement

Level of measurement or scale of measure is a classification that describes the nature of information within the values assigned to variables.

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List of countries by percentage of population living in poverty

Countries by percentage of population living in poverty, as recorded by World bank and other sources.

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Living wage

A living wage is the minimum income necessary for a worker to meet their basic needs.

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London School Board

The School Board for London (known colloquially as the London School Board and often abbreviated to the LSB) was an institution of local government and the first directly elected body covering the whole of London.

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Measuring poverty

Poverty can be and is measured in different ways by governments, international organisations, policy makers and practitioners.

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Millennium Development Goals

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were the eight international development goals for the year 2015 that had been established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000, following the adoption of the United Nations Millennium Declaration.

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Minimum wage

A minimum wage is the lowest remuneration that employers can legally pay their workers.

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A nutritionist is a person who advises on matters of food and nutrition and their impacts on human health.

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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD; Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques, OCDE) is an intergovernmental economic organisation with 35 member countries, founded in 1961 to stimulate economic progress and world trade.

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Peter Townsend (sociologist)

Peter Brereton Townsend (6 April 1928, Middlesbrough – 8 June 2009, Dursley) was a British sociologist.

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Poor person

A poor person is a legal status in many states in the United States that allows an individual to take action in certain legal matters, such as filing a lawsuit, without paying fees to the court.

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Poverty is the scarcity or the lack of a certain (variant) amount of material possessions or money.

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Primary poverty

Primary poverty is a categorization of poverty created by Seebohm Rowntree.

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Purchasing power parity

Purchasing power parity (PPP) is a neoclassical economic theory that states that the exchange rate between two countries is equal to the ratio of the currencies' respective purchasing power.

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Renting, also known as hiring or letting, is an agreement where a payment is made for the temporary use of a good, service or property owned by another.

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Robert C. Allen

Robert (Bob) Carson Allen (born 10 January 1947 in Salem, Massachusetts) is Global Distinguished Professor of Economic History at New York University Abu Dhabi.

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Rose Friedman

Rose Director Friedman (born Rose Director, December, 1910 – 18 August 2009), also known as Rose D. Friedman, was a free-market economist and co-founder of the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation.

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Secondary poverty

Secondary poverty is a description of poverty created by Seebohm Rowntree after his investigations into poverty in York.

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Seebohm Rowntree

Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree, CH (7 July 1871 – 7 October 1954) was an English sociological researcher, social reformer and industrialist.

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Standard of living

Standard of living refers to the level of wealth, comfort, material goods, and necessities available to a certain socioeconomic class in a certain geographic area, usually a country.

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, provides food-purchasing assistance for low- and no-income people living in the United States.

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The Wealth of Nations

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, generally referred to by its shortened title The Wealth of Nations, is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith.

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is a United Nations (UN) program headquartered in New York City that provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.

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United Nations Development Programme

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations' global development network.

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Water is a transparent, tasteless, odorless, and nearly colorless chemical substance that is the main constituent of Earth's streams, lakes, and oceans, and the fluids of most living organisms.

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World Bank

The World Bank (Banque mondiale) is an international financial institution that provides loans to countries of the world for capital projects.

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York is a historic walled city at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England.

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