RELATIVE POVERTY

Hope this helps, just a clear explanation of relative poverty with criticisms and theories 

  • Created by: mischax
  • Created on: 22-05-17 17:41
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  • RELATIVE POVERTY
    • DEFINITION: Measures if you can afford goods which fall within the 'normal expectation' of a society
      • PROBLEM WITH DEFINITION: measure of inequality, not poverty
        • E.g Is it the 'norm' to have a family care
        • Can't compare poverty in different countries as the 'norm' will always be different
    • THEORIST
      • TOWNSEND
        • DEPRIVATION INDEX
          • Asked if respondents lacked things such as: warm waterproof coat; bath/shower; cooked breakfast.
            • Those who lacked 4+ items were at risk of relative poverty

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