Poverty and Wealth Sociologists

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Rowntree (1901)
The definition of absolute poverty.
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Mack and Lansley (1993)
Measured the extent of poverty in terms of what possessions and services the majority deemed necessary.
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Townsend (1979)
Introduced relative poverty and argued that poverty becomes social exclusion when people can't take part fully in society. Drew up a list of 12 items he saw as normal behaviour, surveyed the population and gave them a deprivation score.
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Drewnoski and Scott
Argues that the definition of absolute poverty needs cultural items needed for a healthy life both mentally and physically.
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Bradshaw (2001)
Budget Standards Measure- used research on spending patterns of the poorest to make an income that would provide a modest but adequate budget. According to the measure, any family below the income would be in poverty.
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Gordon et al. (2000)
Came up with the consensual definition of poverty by ranking percentages of respondents, identifying items as necessary and which adults should be able to afford eg. damp free home= 93%, bed and bedding= 95%.
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Measured the extent of poverty in terms of what possessions and services the majority deemed necessary.

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Mack and Lansley (1993)

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Introduced relative poverty and argued that poverty becomes social exclusion when people can't take part fully in society. Drew up a list of 12 items he saw as normal behaviour, surveyed the population and gave them a deprivation score.

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Argues that the definition of absolute poverty needs cultural items needed for a healthy life both mentally and physically.

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Budget Standards Measure- used research on spending patterns of the poorest to make an income that would provide a modest but adequate budget. According to the measure, any family below the income would be in poverty.

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