Low Income ('Poverty') Lines
Author: Tamarack Institute
Topic: Poverty issues
Publisher: Tamarack Institute
Location: Canada
Format: Brief
Content Type: Research
Publication Date: January 3, 2017

Low income lines are the most commonly used tool for defining and measuring poverty. They provide thresholds below which a household is considered to be living on low income. Low income lines can be constructed in different ways. This brief explains the LICO (Low income cut-off), LIM (Low income measure), and MBM (Market basket measure). 

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