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Relative vs Absolute Poverty: Defining Different Types of Poverty

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By Heidi Brown on habitatforhumanity.org.uk

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This post is about the types and definitions of poverty, and how it is measured. It explores the concepts of relative and absolute poverty, and the cycle of poverty. It also looks at how poverty is linked to social exclusion, and suggests that a hybrid approach should be used to measure poverty. Finally, it encourages readers to take action to help those in poverty.

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