Posted: Oct 03, 2018 9:45 am
by Keep It Real
Sur's not the only one to do it. Take the gov's definition on absolute poverty (this is extremely on topic IMO).

Currently, when the government talks about poverty, they either use a measure of relative poverty - that is, how someone is doing financially compared with the rest of the country - or absolute poverty....To establish whether someone is living in relative poverty, the government looks at the median income - that is the midpoint where half of the working population earn more than that amount and half earn less. Then they take 60% of this middle amount and anyone who earns less than this is considered to be living in relative poverty.....When government talks about absolute poverty, they do the same calculation but using the median income in 2010-11 to give a constant measure over time.