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date: 03 March 2024

poverty 

Source:
A Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations
Author(s):
William BrownWilliam Brown

Poverty is the state of being poor; that is, lacking the basic needs of life such as food, health, education, and shelter. Most frequently, poverty is discussed in relation to household income, though this is contested. In fact, a number of different approaches to defining and measuring poverty can be identified. One distinction is between ‘absolute poverty’ and ‘relative poverty’. Absolute poverty is defined in terms of material deprivation defined in terms of income or other basic needs of life.... ...

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