Definition of Relative Poverty
Example of Relative Poverty
- An individual with a low income, owns a used car while their neighbor has a higher income and just bought a new car.
Relative Poverty Pronunciation
- IPA Pronunciation
- Syllabification: (rel·a·tive pov·er·ty)
- Plural: relative poverties
- Relative poverty is contrasted to absolute poverty. Relative poverty is a subjective assessment and absolute poverty is an objective measurement.
- Also called secondary poverty.
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