pauperism


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pau·per·ism

 (pô′pə-rĭz′əm)
n.
The quality or state of being a pauper.
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pauperism

the state or condition of utter poverty. Also called pauperage.
See also: Poverty
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pauperism - a state of extreme poverty or destitution; "their indigence appalled him"; "a general state of need exists among the homeless"
impoverishment, poorness, poverty - the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
mendicancy, mendicity, beggary - the state of being a beggar or mendicant; "they were reduced to mendicancy"
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Translations

pauperism

[ˈpɔːpərɪzəm] Npauperismo m
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pauperism

n (lit, fig)Armut f
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References in classic literature ?
Mr Willet had been several thousand times comforted by his friends and acquaintance, with the assurance that for the loss he had sustained in the damage done to the Maypole, he could 'come upon the county.' But as this phrase happened to bear an unfortunate resemblance to the popular expression of 'coming on the parish,' it suggested to Mr Willet's mind no more consolatory visions than pauperism on an extensive scale, and ruin in a capacious aspect.
Tulliver to provide for his wife and daughter without any assistance from his wife's relations, and without that too evident descent into pauperism which makes it annoying to respectable people to meet the degraded member of the family by the wayside.
He becomes a pauper, and pauperism develops more rapidly than population and wealth.
A little corrupt, venal, lord-and-king-cursed nation, full or mucky pride (as they say in shire), and helpless pauperism; rotten with abuses, worm-eaten with prejudices!"
Something to be worked so much and paid so much, and there ended; something to be infallibly settled by laws of supply and demand; something that blundered against those laws, and floundered into difficulty; something that was a little pinched when wheat was dear, and over-ate itself when wheat was cheap; something that increased at such a rate of percentage, and yielded such another percentage of crime, and such another percentage of pauperism; something wholesale, of which vast fortunes were made; something that occasionally rose like a sea, and did some harm and waste
The Secretary looked on from a doorway at the boofer lady thus encircled, and still looked on at the boofer lady standing alone there, when the determined old figure with its steady bright eyes was trudging through the streets, away from paralysis and pauperism.
Such a view would have been wrong there and then, and would, of course, be still more wrong now and in England; for as man moves northward the material necessities of life become of more vital importance, and our society is infinitely more complex, and displays far greater extremes of luxury and pauperism than any society of the antique world.
More than 50 years later and Jack London writing in People of the Abyss stated, "1,800,000 people in London live on the poverty line and below it, and 1,000,000 live with one week's wages between them and pauperism".
As noted by the Florida Supreme Court, for over 150 years, the purpose of the homestead exemption has been to prevent absolute pauperism by protecting people of limited means from the consequences of "ill-advised promises," which they make due to their own poor judgment or due to inducement by others.
The Massachusetts Sanitary Commission warned in 1850 that "Pauperism, crime, disease, and death stare us in the face" if the state continued admitting immigrants.
(MacDonald and Giazitzoglu, 2019) Self-employment encompasses both insignificant and advantaged positions, putting individuals at risk of insecurity and pauperism or being a channel to bring prosperity to workers and companies, giving rise to lines of work and economic growth to society.
(63) Insisting on the rights of the working class, she looked forward to the time when "the individuality of the poor man's child shall be equally respected and developed with that of the rich." (64) She called for the reform of property law to encourage the poor to acquire land, blaming pauperism on the difficulty in becoming landowners.