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St Benedicts Catholic Upper School
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Wealth, poverty and welfare (Sociology,
Unit 1 resist)
Definition and ways of measuring poverty
Absolute definition of poverty (Rowntree)

"Having the basic needs for a healthy life" Rowntree (1901)

Five basic needs that he outlined...
Shelter
Heat
Food
Clothing
Water

Problems with…

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Individuals can be said to be in relative poverty when they lack the recourses to obtain the
amentias that are socially acceptable within society they live.

12 specifications that Townsend believed were normal in British society...

A week's holiday away from home…

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St Benedicts Catholic Upper School
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Some of the necessities that made it onto the social exclusion and poverty specifications 2012...

The public chooses items essential for survival, such as adequate food and a warm, dry home. Top
of the list for adults...
96% Heating to warm living…

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St Benedicts Catholic Upper School
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Theories explaining the existence of poverty
Behavioral

Lewis

Culture of poverty theory. Once established the culture of poverty carry's itself from generation to
generation through children (aged 6 and 7). Lewis estimated that 20% of the poor in the USA
adopt the…

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1. Illegitimacy
He states that in 1979 Brittan had an illegitimate birth rate of 10.6%, low compared to other
western counterparts, by 1988 the rate had increased to 25.6% higher than most western
societies and just smaller than the USAs. He suggested…

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St Benedicts Catholic Upper School
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attitudes and values of the underclass were past through generation to generation. 60% of
births to woman under the age of 21 have both registered patents. This shows that most
children do not grow up with single parents and have two parental…

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St Benedicts Catholic Upper School
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Out sourcing- Anything that can transmitted through the internet can be outsourced to a
country that's labour is cheaper reducing the power of the worker within the UK.
Outsourcing occurs internally within a country especially within the building and cleaning
sector. Working…

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St Benedicts Catholic Upper School
13FRA
Examine the ways in which poverty may be functional for society (24 marks) January 2011

Using the material from item 3B and elsewhere, assess the view that the attitudes and the
behavior of the poor themselves are responsible for poverty (24 marks)…

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St Benedicts Catholic Upper School
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Behavioral Situational Structural
Typically ethnic groups have Recent arrivals take time to Institutional racism
larger families, this means settle in and get established within society, can be
that the income of the within the society argued has been
`breadwinner' is stretched. Many…

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St Benedicts Catholic Upper School
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market so are therefore not
much `use' for capitalism
thus are poor.

Elderly
1 in 6 pensioners (1.8 million or 16% of pensioners in the UK) live in poverty, defined as 60% of
median i ncome after housing costs Pensioners are also…

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