extreme poverty

  • 1 Extreme poverty — is the most severe state of poverty. Many cannot meet basic needs for food, water, shelter, sanitation, and health care. [Sachs, Jeffrey (2005). The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time Penguin Press Hc ISBN 1 59420 045 9] To… …

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  • 2 extreme poverty — great want or need, indigence, destitution …

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  • 3 Poverty in South America — Poverty is a result of people s inability to attain food, shelter, money, clothing, education, and any other essentials towards the well being of living. Many people that are suffering from poverty live in the low income areas known as rural… …

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  • 4 Poverty and Pauperism — • Persons whose existence is dependent for any considerable period upon charitable assistance, whether this assistance be public or private. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Poverty and Pauperism     Poverty and Paup …

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  • 5 Poverty in Australia — is a contentious political issue. There is little doubt there is absolute poverty in Australia especially in Aboriginal communities. However many on the Left of Australian politics argue that relative poverty ought to be the appropriate measure.… …

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  • 6 Poverty in China — refers to people whose income is less than a poverty line of $1 per day (PPP) set by the World Bank benchmark (see Measuring poverty). Poverty has affected all aspects of the nation’s life, including the environment, health, education, housing,… …

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  • 7 Poverty reduction — (or poverty alleviation ) is any process which seeks to reduce the level of poverty in a community, or amongst a group of people or countries. Poverty reduction programs may be aimed at economic or non economic poverty. Some of the popular… …

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  • 8 Poverty in Colombia — is a serious problem of misdistribution of income, characterized by some of the worst poverty statistics in Latin America. Both the Colombian government and the private organizations have been managing the poverty problem with a superficial… …

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  • 9 Poverty — Street children sleeping in Mulberry Street – Jacob Riis photo New York, United States (1890) Poverty is the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money.[1] Absolute poverty or destitution is inability to afford …

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  • 10 poverty — /pov euhr tee/, n. 1. the state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support; condition of being poor; indigence. 2. deficiency of necessary or desirable ingredients, qualities, etc.: poverty of the soil. 3. scantiness;… …

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  • 11 poverty — pov|er|ty W3 [ˈpɔvəti US ˈpa:vərti] n [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: poverté, from Latin paupertas, from pauper; POOR] 1.) [U] the situation or experience of being poor →↑poor, impoverished ↑impoverished ▪ Millions of elderly people live …

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  • 12 extreme — ex|treme1 [ ık strim ] adjective ** 1. ) only before noun very great in degree: extreme poverty/hardship Use extreme caution when driving in wet conditions. Will the clothing give protection against extreme cold? 2. ) considered unreasonable by… …

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  • 13 extreme — I UK [ɪkˈstriːm] / US [ɪkˈstrɪm] adjective ** 1) [only before noun] very great in degree extreme poverty/hardship Use extreme caution when driving in wet conditions. Will the clothing give protection against extreme cold? 2) considered… …

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  • 14 extreme — [[t]ɪkstri͟ːm[/t]] ♦♦♦ extremes 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Extreme means very great in degree or intensity. The girls were afraid of snakes and picked their way along with extreme caution. ...people living in extreme poverty. ...the author s… …

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  • 15 poverty — noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English poverte, from Anglo French poverté, from Latin paupertat , paupertas, from pauper poor more at poor Date: 12th century 1. a. the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount… …

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  • 16 Poverty threshold — For the term as defined in the United States, see Poverty thresholds (United States). Percentage of population living on less than $1.25 per day. UN estimates 2000 2007. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of income… …

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  • 17 extreme — ex|treme1 W3S3 [ıkˈstri:m] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: extrême, from Latin extremus most outward , from exter; EXTERNAL] 1.) [only before noun] very great in degree ▪ Extreme poverty still exists in many rural areas. extreme… …

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  • 18 Poverty Gap — The average shortfall of the total population from the poverty line. This measurement is used to reflect the intensity of poverty. The poverty line that is used for measuring this gap is the amount typical to the poorest countries in the world… …

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  • 19 extreme — 1 /Ik stri:m/ adjective 1 (only before noun) very great in degree: Extreme poverty still exists in many rural areas. 2 extreme south/point/end/limit etc the extreme south etc is the place furthest towards the south etc 3 extreme opinions, beliefs …

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  • 20 extreme — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin extremus, superlative of exter, exterus being on the outside more at exterior Date: 15th century 1. a. existing in a very high degree < extreme poverty > b. going to great or… …

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