He calls for placing these programs into two "bins"--the first targeting those in greatest need and the second targeting, in part, those above a poverty threshold
but nonetheless "near poor.
Where should one draw the poverty threshold
, recognizing that this essentially arbitrary choice will have a large effect on the estimated poverty rate?
THE OFFICIAL POVERTY THRESHOLD
COMPARED WITH THE NEW SUPPLEMENTAL METHOD FIGURED FOUR WAYS FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR
there are two official measures of poverty the poverty thresholds
and the poverty guidelines.
According to the Turkish statistical authority, TurkStat, 12,751,000 people are living below the poverty threshold
El-Nahhas said that level 6 state administrative employees earn LE 492 per month, "and a condition if putting in place a new minimum wage is that the current wage earned must be less than the national poverty threshold
which stands at between LE 164 and LE 180 per month.
The study showed that almost two fifths of families in Jazan live below the poverty threshold
(the minimum level of income deemed necessary to maintain an adequate standard of living), followed by just under a quarter in Najran, Madinah and the northern border province.
While every fourth household rated its material circumstances negatively in 2008, in 2009 every third household admitted to living in poverty or at the poverty threshold
One in five people in the Arab region lives below the internationally recognised poverty threshold
of $2 a day as poverty and hunger persist in the Arab region despite its comparative affluence.
As a result eight out of ten older people with sight loss in Wales are living on or below the poverty threshold
because in many cases they are under-claiming benefits.
According to the Labor Minister, the poverty threshold
in Kyrgyzstan constitutes 963 som.
MORE THAN A decade ago, the National Academy of Sciences recommended a far more effective way to calculate a poverty threshold
based on the cost of a bundle of necessities, including shelter, food, clothing, and utilities.