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Absolute Income Based Measures of PovertyEncyclopedia of World Poverty (2006)
Poverty is commonly thought of as a state of deprivation in which individuals lack sufficient food, housing, clothing, medical care, and other basic items to maintain a decent standard of living. Income measures of poverty are rooted in the perspective that an individual, family, or household that lacks sufficient income to cover basic needs such as food and shelter is among the poor.
Citation InformationCynthia K. Sanders. "Absolute Income Based Measures of Poverty" Thousand Oaks, CAEncyclopedia of World Poverty Vol. 1 (2006) p. 1 - 2
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