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Post time 2005-1-22 22:12:21 |Display all floors
·        Nearly 48% of residents in lower Manhattan/Chinatown were living below 200% of poverty in 1990。

应该怎样翻译?多谢指点!

是说他们的收入水平为贫困线水平的2倍还是1/2 啊?
请大家帮忙释疑!谢谢

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Post time 2005-1-23 00:52:44 |Display all floors

twisted numbers

Just for this discussion, let's assume that the poverty level is $15,000/yr for a family of four, then 200% of that is $30,000. So 48% of the residents' family income is at or below $30,000 on a pro rata basis.

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Post time 2005-1-23 01:28:30 |Display all floors

FYR

· Nearly 48% of residents in lower Manhattan/Chinatown were living below 200% of poverty in 1990。
曼哈顿的唐人街中贫困区域有48%的人生活在贫困线的一半一以下.

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Post time 2005-1-23 09:47:03 |Display all floors

thank you !

但是我怎么糊涂了,到底是哪一种阿:(
晕死

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Post time 2005-1-23 10:01:24 |Display all floors

200% of poverty level = 36,800

Nearly 48% of residents in lower Manhattan/Chinatown were living at or below 200% of poverty level in 1990.  According to federal guidelines, poverty level is $18,400 for family of four.

source:
http://www.cbwchc.org/about/demo/demo.html

Laoxianggg  is correct.
in 1990, 200% of poverty was around 36800 for a family of four.  Bad but not too bad. It is around the low side of median income of most population in 1990.
It cannot be half of the poverty level because welfare payment in NY is about $1000/mo at least.

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Post time 2005-1-23 10:06:18 |Display all floors

谢谢

I understand now !
many thanks to you all.

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