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Poverty, Welfare and Power

Author: Sadie Pendaz

This lesson will define and explore poverty and explore the impact of poverty as well as welfare and power.

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Terms to Know
Absolute Poverty

A form of poverty that is so extreme that individuals suffering from absolute poverty live in danger.

Colonial Power

Power gained through colonial settlement.

Corporate Welfare

Aid or tax breaks to corporations with the hopes that they create jobs which trickle down to individuals.

Feminization of Poverty

A shift in the demographics of poverty in which we see a higher proportion of females in poverty than before.

Functional Poverty

A form of poverty in which a person can only meet their basic, functional needs of food and shelter with little else.


A social phenomenon describing members of society who do not have adequate housing.

Imperial Power

Power gained through imperial expansion, through establishing economic control over a territory for the purpose of exploitation or resource extraction.

Individual Welfare

Aid to individuals directly.

Relative Poverty

A form of poverty where one person is poor relative to another.