poverty level


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poverty level

The relative standard of living of individuals or families who have inadequate funds to afford basic needs, such as shelter, food, clothing, or health care.
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The results also show that poverty levels are higher for population than for households.
The University of Alabama Crimson Ride drivers for their part do not understand how either University of Alabama students or unemployed American workers will benefit if they accept a contract containing poverty level wages and FirstGroup plc/First Transit International continues to export double-digit profits from Alabama to their corporate headquarters in the United Kingdom.
The uninsurance rate for people with income under 100% of the federal poverty level, who often qualify for Medicaid or similar programs, improved, and the uninsurance rates for people who were eligible for CSR studies, or who earned too much to qualify for any subsidies, stayed about the same.
section]) Census tracts were categorized by their percentage of households living below the poverty level (<5%, 5%-9%, 10%-19%, [greater than or equal to]20%), and age-adjusted (2000 U.
According to Neda, the main reason for the increase in poverty level was the destruction caused by Yolanda.
Efforts are at present in progress to back a voter initiative for the November ballot to expand eligibility for Medicaid in Montana to individuals earning up to 138 percent of the Federal Poverty level.
Two years ago, under the terms of a federally authorized waiver, the state began providing coverage for children from families earning up to 300 percent of the poverty level (about $38,500 for a family of three) as part of the state's health insurance reforms.
The uninsured rate for Montana kids living in households that are below the federally-defined poverty level has increased from 19 percent to 29 percent, a state rate that is 1.
Glenmary missions serve communities where the Catholic population is less than 1 percent, where more than 40 percent have no church affiliation whatsoever, and where the poverty level is more than twice the national average.
the states and meeting nationwide standards of treatment and of provider reimbursement at the Medicare (not Medicaid) rate, would be open to families up to 250% of Federal poverty level, but those with higher incomes and without access to private insurance could join on a sliding scale.
UNC defines "low income" as a student living at or below 150 percent of federal poverty level.
A family of four persons is "poor", according to the Census, if its average annual income is US$17,874; in 1989, the poverty level was US$12,6740.

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