Relative Poverty In The UK

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Relative poverty is defined by not only income, but takes into account social interactions and expectations. To avoid exclusion from opportunities and normal living patterns, incorporating what people need as well as the basics (Thompson, 2013). To set a standard for consistency in the UK a household income of less than 60% median was set by (Mack and Lansley, 1985). Sometimes relative poverty is confused with income inequality so household income below the 60% median refers to those living below this level (Moore, 1985).
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