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What is the definition of poverty?

Is it a monetary metric that may include those who by choice have a self-restricted consumption lifestyle? Is it based on ownership? I recall the definition of poverty in a UK study of the 80s that used non-ownership of a colour TV as one definition.

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by Sven Triloqvist on Sun Nov 5th, 2006 at 06:21:28 AM EST
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A standard definition of poverty is 60% of median income.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Nov 5th, 2006 at 07:00:13 AM EST
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