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sociology Absolute poverty- someone who cannot afford basic needs. Food, clothing, etc…. Measured by poverty line (poverty threshold).  $14,824. Defined by government. For one person the number  is $9,393. 1+2 kids   $18,660 family of 4  12.7% of people live in absolute poverty (2004). Relative poverty (good for comparing with other countries)- how you do compared to others in your country.  Can you afford what others around you can? % of median income. $45,000 US. 50% is below that.
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