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