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poverty is not a sin

A person should not be regarded as inferior or culpable simply because they are economically disadvantaged. A: "The legislation I am proposing would restrict homeless people to a specific block in the east side of the city." B: "Poverty is not a sin, Senator. These are people—you can't expect us to treat them like pests!"
See also: not, poverty, sin

poverty is not a crime

A person should not be regarded as inferior or culpable simply because they are economically disadvantaged. A: "The legislation I am proposing would restrict homeless people to a specific block in the east side of the city." B: "Poverty is not a crime, Senator. These are people—you can't expect us to treat them like pests!"
See also: crime, not, poverty

Poverty is not a crime.

 and Poverty is no sin.
Prov. You should not condemn someone for being poor. Ellen: I wish there were a law to make all those poor people move out of our neighborhood. Jim: Poverty is not a crime, Ellen.
See also: crime, not, poverty

When poverty comes in at the door, love flies out of the window.

 and When the wolf comes in at the door, love creeps out of the window.
Prov. If a couple gets married because they are in love, but they do not have enough money, they will stop loving each other when the money runs out. You young folks may think you can live on love alone, but when poverty comes in at the door, love flies out of the window. After Susan lost her job, she and her unemployed husband had a big argument. When the wolf comes in at the door, love creeps out of the window.
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The report shows that overall rates of poverty have barely changed since the millennium - with 22% of people in poverty currently, compared to 24% in 2000/01.
Jointly developed by the UNDP and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) at the University of Oxford, the 2019 global MPI offers data for 101 countries, covering 76 per cent of the global population.
We surveyed several leading researchers on poverty, and almost all agreed Biden was including people who are not poor.
It is my considered opinion that poverty is gaining ground in Nigeria because, while other countries concentrate on wealth creation, Nigeria seems obsessed with the idea of poverty reduction.
The UK's leading child poverty coalition is calling for the major Parties to outline ambitious child poverty-reduction strategies as new data shows that child poverty is becoming the norm in some parts of the East Midlands, with more than 40 per cent of children living trapped in poverty in some constituencies.
Researchers from Loughborough University estimated the numbers of children locked in poverty in each constituency, ward and local authority area across the UK, showing that child poverty is rising rapidly in areas that already have a high number of deprived households.
There are myriads of reasons for the surge in poverty in Pakistan; some of them are population boom, illiteracy, ineffective skills development education programs, rampant corruption in certain sectors of the economy, pathetic healthcare facilities etc.
'According to the growth elasticity model, the poverty rate as per upper poverty line was 21.8 percent while the poverty rate as per lower poverty line was 11.3 percent in 2018," said Dr Dipankar.
In the midst of the celebrations, a few points need clarification regarding the causes of this observed decline in poverty. First, the estimates are based on new measures of food thresholds as the PSA updated its collection of market basket, which forms the basis for the computation of the consumer price index (CPI).
That was 6 points less than the steady 51 percent in 2015Q1 and 2015Q2, showing agreement that poverty was lower in 2018S1 than in 2015S1, three years earlier.
In Islam, poverty is a great curse and unfortunate.
Speaking at the handover ceremony of poverty eradication packages in Lephephe, Mr Shamukuni said although eradication of abject poverty required a lot of resources, government had taken a deliberate position to reduce vulnerability in those with relative poverty to avoid inter-generational poverty.
From the time that countries first established a poverty line, it was clear that the cut-off point was arbitrary and that those living below the poverty line did not necessarily include the entire population in distress.
The Government of Canada is focused on growth that benefits all Canadians, investing $22 billion since 2015 in efforts to help grow the middle class and reduce poverty.
M Niaz Asadullah Can the world end poverty by 2030, the targetset by the United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development?