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WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 13: Homeless man Ray ( no second name given) begs for loose change on the High Street of West Bromwich on October 13, 2011 in West Bromwich, United Kingdom. A report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies has shown that poverty is to rise above the current 2.1 million working-age parents who were living in 'absolute' poverty. The term 'absolute' poverty is a measure in relation to other earnings, defined as being below 60% of the median income (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 13:  Homeless man Ray ( no second name given) begs for loose change on the High Street of West Bromwich  on October 13, 2011 in West Bromwich, United Kingdom. A report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies has shown that poverty is to rise above the current  2.1 million working-age parents who were living in 'absolute' poverty. The term 'absolute' poverty is a measure in relation to other earnings, defined as being below 60% of the median income  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)