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Definition of Relative poverty

Relative poverty Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Sociology
Poverty defined by reference to the living standards of the majority in any given society.
Relative poverty Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Relative deprivation is the lack of resources to sustain the diet, lifestyle, activities and amenities that an individual or group are accustomed to or that are widely encouraged or approved in the society to which they belong. Measuring relative deprivation allows an objective comparison between the situation of the individual or group compared to the rest of society. Relative deprivation may also emphasise the individual experience of discontent when being deprived of something to which one believes oneself to be entitled, however emphasizing the perspective of the individual makes objective measurement problematic.

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Relative poverty Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Social Work in Canada
a definition of poverty that looks at the standard of living compared to other Canadians. It includes social factors, such as space, transportation and comparison to other Canadians.