how do you explain the concept of poverty

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (6 posts)
  1. profile image52
    bright11posted 8 years ago

    how do you explain the concept of poverty

    i want to know what o say whe i am asked to explain the concepts of poverty

  2. rachellrobinson profile image82
    rachellrobinsonposted 8 years ago

    Poverty is based on a set of standards, for some if you make less then 50,000 a year then that is Poverty, for others it is 25,000. That is in the US at least, Poverty in other countries can be based on a much lower income.

  3. bloominglily profile image60
    bloominglilyposted 8 years ago

    You can't live as comfortably as you used to.

  4. m920621m profile image76
    m920621mposted 8 years ago

    Poverty is just a state of mind. It's not the lack of money, it's just a thought that you're lacking it.

  5. someonewhoknows profile image74
    someonewhoknowsposted 8 years ago

    Poverty !

    Po - no money !

    ver - no homey !
    ty   - no honey !

    P - eople
    O - on
    V - irtual 
    E - nergy
    R - eally
    T - ax
    Y - ou

  6. Wayne Brown profile image85
    Wayne Brownposted 8 years ago

    Poverty is relative and it also is real.  I say it is relative because we have elected to establish a means by which to measure it...essentially a baseline based on the economics of our society.  In that baseline our government has established an annual level of income that is required to sustain a reasonable level of subsistance.  In essence, the amount of money required to keep a roof over our head, food in our stomach, and a ride to work, etc. The real aspect of it is one that is more attuned to the emotional impact of lacking the funds to sustain ourselves.  In the relative sense, I may not be as well off as my neighbor and in his eyes, he may consider me to be living in poverty as I am existing at a level that he would not care for in his life.  In a real sense, I may not feel that I am deprived at all because my values are different from his.  The irony of it all is that "Poverty" can be a label which helps to focus assistance to those truly in need or it can be a label that simply stimulates the fires of class envy in our society.  It is all a function of how it is employed.  WB


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)