from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Created or intended to alleviate poverty: antipoverty programs.

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  • adj. that serves to alleviate poverty


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  • It appears that Ms. Wayne feels that an "antipoverty" candidate must be impoverished.

    New York Times' Leslie Wayne Continues Twisted Jihad Against Edwards

  • Although Okun's rule focused specifically on "antipoverty" programs, it can be argued that nearly all government outlays are transfers.

    Watch Out for Stimulus 'Leaks'

  • After the backlash against the antipoverty programs of the Great Society, I knew that voters were skeptical of giveaways.

    The Good Fight

  • I knew we were headed for a showdown with a number of our allies—in the labor movement, in the antipoverty movement, in city halls across the country—and I felt it was best to confront them out in the open.

    The Good Fight

  • It was also the strategy behind Head Start and other programs of the War on Poverty: They gave parents and local communities a big role in spending money and governing antipoverty agencies.

    The Good Fight

  • It made me all the more frustrated that Nixon had blocked our efforts to complete the Great Society agenda of the late 1960s and early 1970s, because a stronger antipoverty policy and a better social safety net could have braked the sharp increase in economic inequality that ensued in America.

    The Good Fight

  • Support for antipoverty policy was higher among Democrats, among poorer, less educated Americans, among women, among racial minorities, and in the Northeast; and by contrast, support was lower among Republicans, Southerners, and people over sixty-five.

    American Grace

  • Blacks and Latinos are highly religious and very supportive of antipoverty policy, an important but hardly surprising pattern.

    American Grace

  • "The national sovereignty argument for a global problem really doesn't hold water," said Ilana Solomon , senior policy analyst at ActionAid USA, an antipoverty group that sees climate change as a threat to poor countries.

    U.S. Environmentalists Back EU Emission Plan

  • The antipoverty programs that were trumpeted by the G8 would be adopted by the G20 and made much more effective.

    Zero-Sum Future


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