absolute poverty

See poverty.

Dictionary of sociology. 2013.

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  • poverty — A state in which resources, usually material but sometimes cultural, are lacking. It is common to distinguish between absolute and relative definitions of poverty. Poverty defined in absolute terms refers to a state in which the individual lacks… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • poverty —    Popular representations of poverty have included references to ‘scroungers’ on the ‘Costa del Dole’, ‘aggressive beggars’, the ‘dependency culture’ and the ‘underclass’. Although closer to home, the impact of images of ‘cardboard city’ has… …   Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture

  • poverty — [[t]pɒ̱və(r)ti[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) N UNCOUNT Poverty is the state of being extremely poor. According to World Bank figures, 41 per cent of Brazilians live in absolute poverty... Garvey died in loneliness and poverty. Ant: wealth 2) N SING: also no det, N …   English dictionary

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