sociologyAbsolute 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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