TED Conversations

This conversation is closed. Start a new conversation
or join one »

What is poverty line ? How the poverty line is defined ? What are the parameters that define a poverty line ?

What is poverty line ? How the poverty line is defined ? What are the parameters that define a poverty line ?

After sifting through the data of a survey I have found that a family whose income is approx Rs 36000 annually is comes under APL and a family whose income is above the amount mentioned comes under the BPL category.

I have also come across road side venders who sell fast foods and their income is more that Rs 20,000/month but the society perceives them as poor people. And there also some people who do official job or are self employed having a good office but their monthly income is below Rs 15,000 and the society perceives them not as poor but one who belongs to well to do family.

So, How exactly poverty is defined ? Who are poor people ? What are the parameters to defines the person as a poor person ?

0
Share:

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.

  • Oct 22 2013: the poverty -in material i mean- is when an individual is not able to provide tthree meals a day , not having a proper cover , nor proper clothes ...

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.