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The rich the middle class and the poor are described by the way we live and the amount of money one has There are many different ways of describing what poverty is whether it is by how you live how much money you have or in statistical terms Poverty isnt always a bad thing it is just another way of living another way of life There are different kinds of poverty that you can measure There is relative poverty that can be measured to the rest of the population Relative poverty is measuring less than fifty percent than the average income or wealth that a person has That means that if you make less than half of what the average person makes you are poor Relative poverty still means that you are able to survive but not to the standard that most are at There is also absolute poverty This means that you are unable to provide the necessary things that you need to survive in your daily life Things like food shelter and medical attention This is the measure that has set The Poverty Line developed by the Social Security Administration The current poverty line is measured at 16588 for a family of four The poverty line is measured by the emergency food budget times three This means that the food that a family needs to survive multiply by three You must think that the family must pay for their bills mortgage and their food with this money Seventy percent of a families income goes to house them According to the United States Census Service there are 345 million Americans that are poor This consists of 127 percent of the United States population This is an under estimate of the real poverty rate because the poverty line is very conservative About eleven million people are just above the poverty line United States has the highest poverty rate of the worlds industrialize countries
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