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Nonincome poverty refers to a state of deprivation occurring in one or more dimensions of well-being that are relevant to the definition of poverty. The dimensions of well-being that are considered relevant to poverty, as well as the levels and combinations of deprivations that are required in order to constitute a state of poverty, will depend on the specific definition of poverty that is adopted.

Income Versus Nonincome Poverty

Insofar as the realization of well-being outcomes is dependent on material resources, one can expect to see a great deal of overlap between income and nonincome poverty. However, the concept of nonincome poverty presupposes a separation of the definition of poverty from monetary income and recognition of the fact that monetary income constitutes one of several means ...

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