Experienced when income levels are inadequate to enjoy a minimum standard of living. This is contrasted with relative poverty which is where income levels are relatively too low to enjoy a reasonable standard of living in that society. Found on http://www.bized.co.uk/reference/glossary/index.htm?glosid=4
the state in which people do not have the minimum level of income deemed necessary for living in a civilized way. Different societies will have different conceptions of this necessary minimum. Compare relative poverty.
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