The two main types of poverty are absolute poverty and relative poverty. Absolute poverty is defined as lacking the basic means to survive. Relative poverty occurs when a family's income and way of living fall below the ... More »

The official poverty threshold for a family of two adults and two children in the United States is $22,283 per year, as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2012. The dollar amount represents total household pretax inco... More »

Sources of images depicting poverty that are free for personal and commercial use include the Library of Congress website and Flickr. However, not all images posted on either site may be used without payment, and other r... More » World View Social Sciences

The states with the worst poverty charts are Mississippi, New Mexico, Louisiana, Georgia and Kentucky, as of 2015. High unemployment, low wages, insufficient social services and high levels of homelessness are significan... More » World View Social Sciences

Ways to fight poverty include involving the people impacted by poverty directly, engaging in legislative action, donating, volunteering and participating in a campaign. With an ample amount of motivation and organization... More » World View Social Sciences

The causes of poverty in South Africa are numerous and complicated. A history of apartheid has exacerbated income inequality over the decades, with Africans, Asians and other non-whites restricted to low-quality educatio... More »

Christian Aid is a British Christian organization that predominantly fights against poverty. It also promotes equality rights, dignity and freedom. Christian Aid works all over the world in cooperation with local churche... More »