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Introduction to Social Problems Essay QuestionsIntroduction to Social Problems Essay QuestionsSydney SmithGrand Canyon University: SOC-22009/20/20201
Introduction to Social Problems Essay QuestionsIntroduction to Social Problems Essay QuestionsSocial Context of Poverty Poverty often is defined as low income and little access to resources. The social context of poverty is represented with two main points: absolute poverty and relative poverty. Absolute poverty is a situation under which a person lacks the minimum income required to fulfill the minimum requirements for one or more basic living needs for an extended amount of time (shelter, food, housing). Relative poverty is a condition where a household income is a specific percentage below median income [CITATION All17 \l 1033 ]. Groups/individuals within a population may also be considered in poverty if they lack the resources to acquire the form of diet, engage in events and provide the normal living standards and facilities that are accepted in the societies they live in [ CITATION All17 \l 1033 ].