What Is Absolute Poverty? - Definition, Causes & Examples


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When the World Bank established absolute poverty in 1990, the absolute poverty line was...

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1. Absolute poverty includes all of the following more basic living needs except...

2. Which of the following is NOT a cause of absolute poverty?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Improve your understanding of the conditions of the poorest among us living in absolute poverty. Pay special attention to the standards of living for absolute poverty, as well as various causes that increase its spread.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz help you better understand the following about absolute poverty:

  • Definition and monetary requirements
  • What qualifies as living in absolute poverty
  • Potential cause or causes for absolute poverty

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about poverty in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the definition of absolute poverty
  • Making connections - use understanding of how different factors can lead to absolute poverty across the globe

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson, What is Absolute Poverty? - Definition, Causes & Examples, prepares you to:

  • Define the conditions of absolute poverty as defined by the World Bank
  • Explain the conditions associated with living in absolute poverty, such as lack of access to water and health services
  • Relate examples of what absolute poverty looks like around the world