Global Poverty. Defining, Measuring and Analyzing Trends. Defining Poverty. Poverty Line: Estimated minimum level of income required to meet basic necessities of life. This is also referred to as “relative poverty.”
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Defining, Measuring and Analyzing Trends
Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstance beyond control
Review the causes of economic disparity
1. Go to GapMinder and analyze the graph showing poverty (less than $2/day) and income. Play the timeline from 1980 to the present.
2. Change the y-axis indicator to extreme poverty, less than $1.25/day, and the x-axis to life expectancy. Play the timeline and analyze the trends over time.