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  • Created by: Max Ward
  • Created on: 11-05-15 18:43
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    • Relative
      • Poor in relation to another group (Defined by income or opinion of others)
      • Disadv's of this defintion
        • Are we actually measuring poverty and not inequality?
        • Not definte
        • No comparisons possible
      • Advantages of this Definition
        • It works over time as it is Culturally Bound
        • Spots those who society regard as poor. (It means what we want it to mean.
      • Government: 60% Median Income
        • 60% is an approximate figure
      • Mack and Lansley / Gordon et Al.
        • Survey population to establish items that are considered necessary and those who don't have them are poor.
          • How many items should you lack to be poor?
          • Should items at 50% be valued the same as ones at 99%
      • TOWNSEND
        • Assign a deprivation score by seeing which of the 12 items chosen a person doesnt have.
          • His values, no choice, where do you draw the poverty line?
    • Absolute
      • Not having the necessities for a healthy life
      • Advantages of this definition
        • Fixed Point
        • Compare Times
        • Can check welfare to check adequacy
        • Compare Societies
      • Disadv's of this defintion
        • In developed societies poverty is defined out of existence
        • Cultural Poverty?
          • Drewnowski
        • "Healthy" Changes
      • ROWNTREE
        • Selects "necessities" and calculated how much was needed to buy them
        • Assumes a No Waste Budget/ Based on his opinions/ Quality/ Quantity
          • REGIONAL VARIATIONS - London needs more money, N/S divide etc.
      • BRADSHAW
        • Get nutrition specialists to calculate food necessary.
        • The role of the expert isn't how normal people live.
          • REGIONAL VARIATIONS - London needs more money, N/S divide etc.


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