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Poverty is a social issue that has gown over time to be one of the greatest problems concerning the world This issue has been around a while but many people do not care Living here in we really do not get to experience what it is like to live a day without food or with malnutrition Poverty for most people has grown to be quite large People have to make more just to survive in this world Also even around the world people cannot seem to make enough just to feed there own children In this paper I am going to discuss the problem concerning poverty as well as the solution I will also go into detail about the history and the connections to spirituality Well ever since the Neolithic people of the beginning of time there has been the distinction between the rich and the poor During most of the time the rich got richer and the poor got poorer During the mid-1960s Mollie Orshansky a social science research analyst at the Social Security Administration SSA began publishing articles with poverty statistics for the United States using a poverty measure that she had developed Like any poverty measure Orshanskys measure had two components--a set of poverty lines or income thresholds and a definition of family income to be compared with those thresholds Orshansky developed her poverty thresholds by taking the cost of a minimum adequate diet for families of different sizes and multiplying the cost by three to allow for other expenses The minimum diet she used was the Economy Food Plan the cheapest of four food plans issued by the US Department of Agriculture The factor of three was derived from a 1955 Agriculture Department survey Poor families were those yearly income was below the threshold for a family of a given size For the base year 1963 Orshanskys weighted average poverty threshold for a family of four was 3128 She used the
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