poverty trap


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poverty trap

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(Sociology) the situation of being unable to escape poverty because of being dependent on state benefits, which are reduced by the same amount as any extra income gained
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Noun1.poverty trap - a situation in which an increase in income results in a loss of benefits so that you are no better off
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
situation, position - a condition or position in which you find yourself; "the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils"; "found herself in a very fortunate situation"
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The Prime Minister was briefed about the graduation strategy that is being formulated with an aim to permanently extract BISP beneficiaries from poverty trap through increasing their household income, enhancement of skills and human capital and promote long term welfare.
Islamabad -- The graduation strategy of Benazir Income Support Program is being formulated with an aim to permanently extract BISP beneficiaries from poverty trap through increasing their household income, enhancement of skills and human capital and promote long term welfare.
She said: "If you're trying to better yourself and get out of poverty, the social welfare should encourage you to do better - to get away from the poverty trap.
Worse, the middle-income percentages include a regression to a poverty trap for 9 percent of the countries after 10 years, 14 percent after 20 years, and 17 percent after 30-61 years.
The Iranian labor minister said that militarism accompanied by exacerbating political instability, on national and regional levels, is going to reinforce the poverty trap.
Their stories are a stark reminder that it is frighteningly easy to fall into the poverty trap.
These tax credit cuts will only further burden us and push us ever closer to the poverty trap that so many already find themselves in through no fault of their own.
Thus the socalled poverty trap is in place: poverty affects the saving rate by creating problems which distract intellectual attention which could have been devoted to planning for the future, and the resulting low saving rate eventually causes the poor to remain poor.
This might appeal to better-off voters in Middle England Tory seats that Labour want to win, but it will push more families in north Wales into the poverty trap.
00pm, Sky1 When they lose their jobs at a Sheffield steel plant, a group of friends attempt to escape the poverty trap they have fallen into.
Based on randomised controlled trials, Banerjee and Duflo have enriched this compelling piece of work and shed light on the truth of the poverty trap.
Do they not realise that many now suffer lower incomes, which destroys their will to work, to live and yet we have these strange minds who use the powers we have allowed them to suffocate trade and professions and to bring many more people into the poverty trap.

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