The Definition of Poverty Essay

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Evaluate different sociological approach to the definition of poverty

The definition of poverty is the centre of a farce debut. This is if the definition is ‘absolute’ or ‘relative’ poverty. The farce intensity of this debut became prominent in the late part of the 19th century and the early parts of the 20th century. This was when people started to feel that some thing most is do about the growing level of inequality and ‘poverty’. This was the founding step of the welfare state and the benefits system in action today. This then started people thinking how to judge if people needed these benefits and how best to measure whom should. Different sociological view have different
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     Most sociologists of developed industrial countries are more inclined to that of the ‘relative’ poverty as a definition. This is that in comparison to the others within the society there is always an eliminate of poverty within the society. They are the ones that are below the average life style of the rest of the society. More liberals thinking theories then the right wing of the new right favour this.
With in developed countries there is the question of material depravation or multiple depravation. Material depravation is the depravation of objects; this is a material object that is not essential for life but luxury items but can include shelter and objects need or advisable to live a health life. Multiple depravation is not the restriction of object or the lack of them but the restriction of choice and opportunity that is almost impossible for the individual to get them selves out of.
The Marxists in part agree with the ‘relative’ definition of poverty but feel that poverty is not the issue. They feel that looking at poverty distracts from the wider picture. That it is not poverty that is important but that of inequality. But the Marxists say that they have curie for both ‘relative’ and ‘absolute’ poverty. This is of course communism, the Marxist believes that ‘absolute’ poverty well be

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