As of 2015, the U.S. government classifies people with an income of less than $11,770 for a single person or $15,930 for a couple as living under the poverty line. Income classification for families of three, four and fi... More » World View Social Sciences Economics

Mother Teresa helped poor people by feeding and dressing them, and caring for the sick. She believed that it was God's call for her to help the poor. More » History Modern History Modern Asia

Although studies show that people from rich countries are generally happier than those from poor countries, the same studies indicate that poor people lead more meaningful lives. People from rich countries have more thin... More » World View Social Sciences Economics
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