poverty trap

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poverty trap

n
(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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Chapter 4 analyzes workfare and the "welfare trap." Workfare was supposed to take so much of the recipients' time they could not "cheat" with outside cash employment, while at the same time welfare did not provide enough income to survive.
Mr Smith said: "We have to smash the Tory welfare trap with the clarity of our arguments and the strength of our values.
There exists welfare trap during the increase of CSR.
The poverty trap is different from the "welfare trap" (16), or "unemployment trap" (Petrongolo, 2008).
But A4e's track record in getting people out of the welfare trap and into paid work has been described as "abysmal".
It's also really important to free families previously caught in the welfare trap. One of the biggest outgoings for many families is housing.
As well, we investigate how time on social assistance may itself affect the chances of leaving it, and whether there is evidence for the "welfare trap." We frame these questions in terms of the life course, which helps to think of social assistance as a temporally limited state that is affected by previous events and that also forms the context for later events and decisions.
The president/CEO of the Eagle Group of Companies spoke of the need to break the government "welfare trap" that's created a cycle of dependency and plunged Aboriginal communities into poverty and despair.
Helin's speech delivered the same message his book presents, that is that Indigenous self-reliance is a way forward based on economic integration into the modern economy, and that Aboriginal people need to go to work to support themselves rather than be caught up in the "welfare trap."