The Concept Of Absolute Poverty
Relative poverty is in view of examination or comparison. A person whose circumstances are distraught; contrasted with someone else or time, is encountering relative poverty. Our textbook gives the illustration of two individuals whom both receive TANF; however, one of them has a comparative advantage over the other, due to miniscule side employments that supplement her income. Absolute Poverty is centered on a fixed level of capitals, or a threshold. Whoever’s resources drop beneath the threshold, experiences absolute poverty. Eligibility necessities for poverty programs through the government, such as TANF, replicate the concept of absolute poverty. (Smith Barusch, …show more content…
A child often has an internal stigmatization about being poor, they feel poorly about themselves in light of their circumstances. They often feel that others think less of them too. Often times there is a perceived sense of embarrassment due to poverty and the child can fall into depression.
Additionally, poverty has numerous causes including; lack of education, personal circumstances, environment, mental and physical illness. It is interesting to me that lack of education is not only a cause but also a consequence of poverty, along with mental illness and the environment. Poverty is often generational and a lack of education for a parent comes full circle and becomes the child’s problem. If a caregiver does not have a normal level of education the child will lack the determination and support to meet or exceed expectations academically. This is not always the case, but more often than not, it