Source: Encyclopædia Britannica (2019).
"Poverty is more than the lack of income and resources to ensure a sustainable livelihood. Its manifestations include hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion as well as the lack of participation in decision-making. Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality." (United Nations, n.d.)
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Poverty is a relative concept used to describe the people in a society that cannot participate in the activities that most people take for granted. The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) uses the following definitions:
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Citation / Reference: Jericho (2019, April 15) or (Jericho, 2019, April 15)
Reference list / Bibliography: Jericho, G. (2019, April 15) Australian poverty in graphs: It's a desperate state of affairs. [Australian news]. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/apr/15/australian-poverty-in-graphs-its-a-desperate-state-of-affairs