subjective poverty

(noun) “[A] state of poverty composed of many dimensions, subjectively present when one’s actual income does not meet one’s expectations” (OpenStax College 2012).

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: subjective poverties
  • A type of poverty.

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OpenStax College. 2012. Global Wealth and Poverty. Connexions, May 14, 2012. (