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Exploring poverty

In this first week we will be exploring the issue of poverty; watch the video with Dan to find out more.

For the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, poverty is simply when your resources are well below your minimum needs. But what do we mean by minimum needs?

Are our minimum needs simply shelter, warmth, and sustenance? Or should we think about a more encompassing set of needs – what we might need to experience a decent standard of living? What we need to play an active role in society? Can we answer that by simply looking at a person’s or household’s income?

What does poverty mean to you? Share your thoughts in the Comments.

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Understanding and Solving Poverty and Inequality

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