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Poverty denotes serious lack of the means for proper existence: living in a state of extreme poverty. Destitution, a somewhat more literary word, implies a state of having absolutely none of the necessities of life: widespread destitution in countries at war. Indigence denotes a severely impoverished condition marked by hardship and the lack of any of life’s comforts: reduced to a life of indigence.

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Its 2008 adoption of GM cotton for smallholder farmers was hailed as an example of how these technologies could alleviate poverty and food insecurity by protecting crops from pests and increasing yields.
Whether a kid faces poverty or neglect, “the way you start out in life tends to continue,” Gunnar says.
“A majority of jobless workers are likely to fall into poverty as they have been without any income for six months,” warned Zhang Dandan, author of the PKU study in the report.
Philadelphia is one of the poorest big cities in the nation, with about 25 percent of residents living below the poverty line.
“Continued unemployment support has the twin benefits of alleviating poverty for jobless workers and sustaining consumer demand in the economy,” said Allan Timmermann, professor of finance and economics at the University of California, San Diego.
A social justice pioneer and suffragette, Jane Addams brought attention to poverty, public health, child labor, race relations, and adverse working conditions.
These differences were found even when social determinant factors such as poverty and other forms of stress were accounted for.

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