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Poverty Line

The minimum yearly income that a person or family needs in order to provide for basic needs. Frequently, a government agency sets the poverty line for a jurisdiction; this line may bear only a rough relationship to one's actual poverty. However, a poverty line is often used to determine eligibility for welfare and other benefit programs.
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