On an individual basis, poverty is caused by the level of education, skill, intelligence and experience one has. Mental and physical handicaps, feebleness due to age and discrimination due to sexual orientation, race, se... More »

Poverty is a complex social phenomenon and, according to sociologists, some of its causes include overspending, the fatalism of the poor, the desire of the poor to live on welfare rather than working in demeaning positio... More »

Some causes of poverty around the world include a lack of control over local resources, high population density, lack of access to education and marital instability. National debt, vulnerability to natural disasters and ... More »

Federal poverty level income limits for the current year are displayed by state at the United States Department of Health and Human Services website. The same income limits apply in all 48 contiguous states, including th... More »

The IRS website provides information about the poverty level and how it relates to a person's ability to receive the premium tax credit. However, the IRS website's figures are from 2013. Other websites like Families USA ... More »

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The 2015 poverty level for a one-person household is $11,770, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This guideline applies to the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia. More »

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 »