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When the definition of poverty harms the poor

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We rarely ask the poor what poverty means to them and what changes in lifestyle would make them poverty-free
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I see that the writer of this online newspaper is arguing about the difference in the way the india government and how the poor define proverty. The writer said that the state is using economic indexes to argue that the poverty situation has improved in india and that poverty is a state of mind. However, the poor define poverty as accessibility to safe water, sanitation, housing, nutrition, health and education.

 

I think that the logic of measurement by the state seems to be flawed because the economic indexes takes into account the earnings of the rich.

 

I wonder if it is a situation whereby the income disparity is actually great and so the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. If so, the state's way of  defining poverty may a sign that they do not want to acknowledge to severity of the issue. 

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