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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
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The other mechanism that maintains poverty traps is known as 'aspirations failure'.
I supported the commitment to develop a new housing support scheme to replace the rent supplement and remove the poverty traps.
Ministers have insisted the shake-up will "make pay" by abolishing poverty traps which mean some benefit claimants lose up to 90p of every pounds 1 they gain from taking a job.
Topics discussed include inequality and human capital, family change and poverty, socioeconomic status and child health, the efficacy of place based policies, and poverty traps in Appalachia.
The phenomenon of poverty traps has become an important topic in development economics, see Azariadis and Stachurski (2005), Bowles, Durlauf, and Hoff (2006), and Carter and Barrett (2006) for excellent overviews of the relevant literature.
A vast literature on poverty traps points to the plausible existence of nonconvexities that generate multiple equilibria.
Creating a deserving poor doesn't reduce inequality - it only creates poverty traps for people on lower incomes.
A HOUSING campaign group has warned plans to end council tenants'' right to a home for life could lead to poverty traps in Tyneside.
He said that it was an unprecedented program that gave the poor people a lifetime chance to come out of the poverty traps.
We have Northerners in poverty traps and we have Northerners who are trapped in conspicuous consumption (Not the readers of this column, of course).
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The book offers several complementary ways to understand poverty and its remedies: Problems pointed to by the poor themselves; the types of poverty traps or vicious cycles of poverty pointed out by poverty researchers and programmes to help solve them; the capabilities needed by the poor and programmes to help develop these capabilities; and the range of actions individuals can take to help end poverty.