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- n. The threshold of poverty, below which one's income does not cover necessities.
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- n. a level of personal income defining the state of poverty
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Like me and Jamie though, Danny’s family was just above the poverty line and when he started making pretty decent money, he had a penchant for buying g-gaudy jewelry.”
Eighty percent of Haiti's 9 million residents live under the poverty line and more than half -- 54 percent -- live in abject poverty, according to the CIA Factbook.
But it's also taking place in schools where large majorities of children find themselves below the poverty line yet above the national average in achievement -- places like Newark's Branch Book Elementary and Chicago's Carson Elementary School.