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Definition of Absolute Poverty

(noun) A type of poverty that is the same regardless of location and that occurs when the resources required for minimum physical health are lacking, typically defined by limited access to food, clothing, and shelter.

Absolute Poverty Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈˌæbsəˈˌl(j)ut ˈpɑvərdi/
    • British English
      • /ˈabsəluːt ˈpɒvəti/
      • /ˌabsəˈluːt ˈpɒvəti/
      • /ˈabsəljuːt ˈpɒvəti/
      • /ˌabsəˈljuːt ˈpɒvəti/
  • Syllabification: (ab·so·lute pov·er·ty)

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Cite the Definition of Absolute Poverty

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “absolute poverty.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 17, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/absolute-poverty/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

absolute poverty. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/absolute-poverty/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “absolute poverty.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 17, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/absolute-poverty/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“absolute poverty.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 17 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/absolute-poverty/>.