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Knowledge Poverty

The relation between knowledge and poverty is mutual; lack of knowledge may lead to poverty, and poverty may result in the shortage of knowledge. Knowledge poverty can be defined as the scarcity of knowledge arising from limited access or no access to data and information.

Knowledge poverty can be further defined by taking into account the type of knowledge. Knowledge is gained through formal schooling or training, as well as through explicit and implicit information flows in the course of everyday or professional activities in social life, as well as during interactions with other people. Thus, knowledge poverty encompasses various deficits and scarcities of knowledge. Other names that can be used to denote this phenomenon are knowledge underdevelopment, deficit, shortage, or pauperism.

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