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16 October 2014
Modern Studies - Wealth and Health Inequalities

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Defining Inequalities

In this topic we're going to be looking at issues around wealth and poverty, but it's important that we know what is meant by 'poverty'.

You probably have a few ideas on what indicates poverty or what the term means. But are you right? Decide which of the following statements you think are true or false and discover how much you know about poverty. Alternatively, you can go directly to Definitions of Poverty.


   

True

False

Arrow icon "Poverty is not being able to afford the new trainers you want."
True
False
Arrow icon "Poverty is a problem mainly found in inner-city areas."
False
Arrow icon "If you have a television and a video, you can't be living in poverty."
True
False
Arrow icon "One in three children in Scotland lives in poverty."
True
Arrow icon "Not having a job means you live in poverty."
False
Arrow icon "If you can't go away on holiday every year, you're affected by poverty."
True
False
Arrow icon "Real poverty is only found in the third world and in developing countries."
False



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