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Internationally, people who lack food and shelter for minimal needs are said to be

Internationally, people who lack food and shelter for minimal needs are said to be living in absolute poverty. Poverty in Australia, however, is generally relative poverty. People are considered poor if their living standards fall below an overall community standard, and they are unable to participate fully in the ordinary activities of society. Folio 1 & 2 Glossary Poverty is the state of being without necessities of daily living, often associated with need, hardship and lack of resources across a wide range of circumstances … Source: Healey (ed. ), Poverty and Social Exclusion, Issues in Society, vol. 320, 2011, p. 58. POVERTY

RELATIVE POVERTY When a group in society receives significantly less than the average person

RELATIVE POVERTY When a group in society receives significantly less than the average person in that society. Folio 1 & 2 Glossary When a person does not have access to the bare minimum requirements to sustain a healthy life, for example safe drinking water, shelter and regular food. Source: Healey (ed. ), Poverty and Social Exclusion, Issues in Society, vol. 320, 2011, p. 58. ABSOLUTE POVERTY

Folio 1 & 2 Glossary Aspin, Focus on Australian Society, Longman, 2 n d

Folio 1 & 2 Glossary Aspin, Focus on Australian Society, Longman, 2 n d edn. , 1996, pp. 107 -8.

Two commonly used poverty lines in Australia are 50% of median income and 60%

Two commonly used poverty lines in Australia are 50% of median income and 60% of median income. MEDIAN Folio 1 & 2 Glossary These are set at minimum income levels considered necessary to achieve a decent standard of living. Source: Healey (ed. ), Poverty and Social Exclusion, Issues in Society, vol. 320, 2011, p. 58. POVERTY LINES

Folio 1 & 2 Glossary Source: Healey (ed. ), Poverty and Social Exclusion, Issues

Folio 1 & 2 Glossary Source: Healey (ed. ), Poverty and Social Exclusion, Issues in Society, vol. 320, 2011, p. 58.