Showing posts with label Poverty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Poverty. Show all posts

Thursday, December 2, 2021

United States in top 4 developed countries by highest percentage of population living in poverty.

 The definition of poverty differs from country to country, but in high-income countries, like those shown in the chart below, the poverty line is around $30 per day. 

As the chart shows, a substantial share of people – between every 10th and every 5th person – lives below this poverty line in the world’s richest countries.

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$30.00 dollars per day is an annual net income of 10,950.00

Research has shown that self reported quality of life increases with income up to about $75,000 per year for a family of four and then additional income makes little difference in quality of life reports.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

SNAP (Food stamps) works

Congress just cut back on SNAP and instituted work requirements. But what about people who are already working and not making a living wage? America can afford a safety net to maintain people's dignity. We owe it to one another.