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Evaluate different sociological approach to the definition of poverty The definition of poverty is the centre of a farce debut This is if the definition is absolute or relative poverty The farce intensity of this debut became prominent in the late part of the 19th century and the early parts of the 20th century This was when people started to feel that some thing most is do about the growing level of inequality and poverty This was the founding step of the welfare state and the benefits system in action today This then started people thinking how to judge if people needed these benefits and how best to measure whom should Different sociological view have different view on the matter not only weather absolute or relative poverty is the corrected definition but how to solve the problem of poverty if poverty is the problem at all All thou the new right are not a sociological group in essence it still holds a view of sociological matters The new right has very definite views on this matter They feel that the people are only poor if they lack the things that are needed for life This is food water clean air and shelter this is absolute poverty In this model very few people within our society are defined as in poverty and only the third world countries have a large amount of the population that are defined as within poverty The view of the new right is that the work is out there for the poor to build their way up out of poverty but they are to lazy to do so Most sociologists of developed industrial countries are more inclined to that of the relative poverty as a definition This is that in comparison to the others within the society there is always an eliminate of poverty within the society They are the ones that are below the average life style of the rest
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