Absolute poverty



  • Developing societies - subsistance poverty meaning that the poor lack necessities like food and clean water
  • A type of measurement of poverty - used in early days of research where sociologists attempted the income of each household

Charles booth:

  • 'Father of modern poverty studies'
  • 1889-1903 - street-by-street survey of East and Inner London - calculated numerical extent of poverty
  • Concluded that 31% of people in the districts were living in poverty
  • First researcher to apply an absolute approach to the study of poverty
  • Created the…


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