Problem

Poverty

Other Names:
Deprivation
Distress
Embarrassment
Homelessness
Impoverishment
Lack
Liability
Mendicancy
Privation
Nature:

Poverty is defined as "absolute" or "relative". Absolute poverty is a state in which one is deprived from the basic rights as defined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (adequate housing, food, water and sanitation, education and healthcare). Relative poverty is used to measure the proportion of those living on less than the median income of a society. The latter is most commonly used to measure income inequality in developed nations.

Broader Problems:
Possession*complex
Problem Type:
B: Basic universal problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Date of last update
24.07.2019 – 20:43 CEST