Relative poverty

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  • Being in poverty comapred to other people
  • Measured in terms of judgements by members of a particular society

Townsend (1965):

  •  Claim that anyone with an income below 140% of a household's entiltlement to National assistance, was living in poverty
  • Based on the belief that even those above the NA level were still in poverty
  • 1979 - concluded that poverty created exclusion from…


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