Monday, 17 May 2010


There are three definitions of poverty in Daniel Dorlings recent book 'injustice'.

Definitiion 1 (Academic):
A person will have two of the following:
a) Feel poor
b) Unable to participate socially due to inadequate resources
c) Insufficient money to live

Definition 2 (US):
A person has below $x per day in income

Definition 3 (Europe):
A person has below the x percentile of population income.

I watched a surprisingly good TV programme with an architect (Kevin Mcleod) living in a slum in Mumbai. Many of the people living there would pass test 1), but fail 2) and 3).

1/5 of people in UK fail test 1)

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