Live-in-poverty meaning

Having a cash income below the poverty level.

Despite the economic recovery, the percentage of the U.S. population living in poverty rose to 12.5 percent in 2003

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Living in poverty, i.e., leading a life on the same economic level as someone who gets no charity or government benefits and whose cash income is below the poverty level.

Conservatives say that less than 0.5 percent of the population is really living in poverty, arguing that statistics should include the value of charity and welfare.

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