Definition of Absolute poverty
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Absolute poverty Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Sociology
Poverty as defined in terms of the minimal requirements necessary to afford minimal standards of food, clothing, health care and shelter.
Absolute poverty Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Extreme poverty, absolute poverty, or abject poverty is stated as “a condition characterized by severe deprivation of basic human needs, including food, safe drinking water, sanitation facilities, health, shelter, education and information." It depends not only on income but also on access to services.” Extreme poverty was defined in 1996 by Joseph Wresinski, the founder of ATD Fourth World as:
the absence of one or more factors enabling individuals and families to assume basic responsibilities and to enjoy fundamental rights. The situation may become widespread and result in more serious and permanent consequences. The lack of basic security leads to chronic poverty when it simultaneously affects several aspects of people’s lives, when it is prolonged and when it severely compromises people’s chances of regaining their rights and of reassuming their responsibilities in the foreseeable future.
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Absolute poverty Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Social Work in Canada
a definition of poverty that looks at the minimum income required for physical survival.