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Ultimate Poverty

Poverty is one of the most familiar and protracted conditions that faces humanity. It has been the focus of social sciences for a long time, but remains incomprehensible and complicated. This is because people face different types of poverty in different degrees at different times. For the sake of measurement, some have reduced poverty to material lack and deprivation. In order to carry out objective and concrete analysis, there have been various attempts to break poverty into measurable terms. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) presented poverty both as a concept and a measurable phenomenon in its multidimensional poverty framework. This is closely related to Amartya Sen’s two approaches in understanding poverty: biological, which is the minimum nutrition required, and the concept of relative poverty. ...

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