Unformatted text preview: fall below the poverty line. The entire Official poverty measure in inadequate. Currently, poor people spend no more than a fifth of their budget on food. It one wanted to know the "real" level of poverty in terms of 1960s standard, one should multiple the low-cost food budget by five, not three. By, multiplying by three, the percentage of the population is grossly underestimated. As a result of underestimating poverty, Washington makes fewer funds available to support poor people....
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- Fall '10
- poverty line, Poverty in the United States