There has been a lot of talk regarding what exactly a household in poverty should look like. I am wondering what most people think poverty means. I have listed some criteria above; feel free to add anything that you think is necessary.
Also, how much money do you think this would mean for differing household sizes? e.g. a household of 1, 2, 3, 4 and so on
Also, according keeping your definition of poverty in mind, should the government provide assistance to people in poverty (i.e. welfare)? If so, how do you propose a welfare system encourage and reward people to make become self-sufficient?
Is there a certain amount of total welfare that should be given regardless of household size and the total amount of household members that are able to work?