Of course, it is. But is poverty really limited by these factors and thus somehow only found in developing nations and emerging economies. In other words, what about relative definitions and standards of living? What about people in developed countries, such as the US and Europe, who earn more than $2.50 a day and still cannot afford a living, food, and basic necessities? An article from the Economist (2011) notes that despite a general “sense of what it means to be poor, poverty means different things in different countries.” For instance, in much of Europe, public policy considers those with earnings below 60% of the median income to be poor (Staff, 2011).
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Poverty is hunger and the lack of shelter. Poverty is being sick and not being able to see a doctor. Poverty is the inability to obtain an education. Poverty is not having a job and fearing what the future holds for oneself. Poverty is losing a child to illness brought about by unsanitary surroundings.
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Many misconceptions come to light when talking about those American families below the poverty line, of those misconceptions are highlighted by statements such as that they do not work, work enough, or that they take advantage of public assistance that they do not need. In Nickel and Dimed on (Not) Getting by In America, Ehrenreich lives as a low wage worker and reveals the truth about the working poor. The working poor are defined as people who are employed but have incomes that fall below the poverty line . The families classified as the “working poor”, make up about 72 percent of low income families . It is common misconception that those families who live in poverty so not work enough to provide for their families.
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