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Poverty, Welfare and Power

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.

  • Homelessness

    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.