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How can poverty be eliminated? Poverty can be fined quantitatively, as a certain income level. Then, behaviorally or observationally, poverty can manifest in multiple ways. It can manifest as a lack of a home, and/or a lack of car potentially, and/or a lack of needed food to survive, and/or a lack of health care.
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How can poverty be eliminated? Poverty can be defined quantitatively, as a certain income level. Then, behaviorally or observationally, poverty can manifest in multiple ways. It can manifest as [[homelessness]] ([http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5162711n Portland is #1!]), [[carlessness]] (potentially, although this can also be a choice in a city that values [[low-car life]]), [[hunger]] and [[food insecurity]], and/or a lack of [[health care]].
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Unemployment is a major cause of poverty. Portland has traditionally had a higher unemployment rate than other metropolitan areas. As of April 2013, [[Greater Portland]] has the same unemployment rate as the national average, 7.1%.<ref>[http://www.bls.gov/web/metro/laummtrk.htm Unemployment Rates for Metropolitan Areas], Bureau of Labor Services</ref>
  
 
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* [[Housing]]
 
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== References ==
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Latest revision as of 11:46, 6 June 2013

How can poverty be eliminated? Poverty can be defined quantitatively, as a certain income level. Then, behaviorally or observationally, poverty can manifest in multiple ways. It can manifest as homelessness (Portland is #1!), carlessness (potentially, although this can also be a choice in a city that values low-car life), hunger and food insecurity, and/or a lack of health care.

Unemployment is a major cause of poverty. Portland has traditionally had a higher unemployment rate than other metropolitan areas. As of April 2013, Greater Portland has the same unemployment rate as the national average, 7.1%.[1]

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