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VISTA Orientation Materials for VISTA Pre-Service Orientation (12 of 14) February 2010

VISTA Orientation Materials for VISTA Pre-Service Orientation (12 of 14) February 2010

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Orientation Materials for VISTA Pre-ServiceOrientation February 2010

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Orientation Materials for VISTA Pre-ServiceOrientation February 2010

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Absolute poverty is “a condition
characterized by severe
deprivation of basic human
needs, including food, safe
drinking water, sanitation facilities,
health, shelter, education and
information. It depends not only
on income but also on access to
social services” (United Nations,
Copenhagen Declaration, 1995).

Relative poverty refers to
deprivation that is relative to the
standard of living enjoyed by
other members of society. Even if
basic needs are met, a segment
of the population may still be
considered “poor” if they possess
fewer resources, opportunities or
goods than other citizens.

Situational poverty refers to
people living in poverty for a short
time as the result of circumstance
(unemployment, chronic
illness,disability, divorce, or death
of a family member).

Generational poverty refers
to people in poverty for two or
more generations. Of the 34
million Americans living below
the poverty line, about 75% are
in generational poverty and the
remaining are in situational.

VISTA Integrated Training Program

February 2010

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PSO Materials

Poverty Concepts

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