Poverty

  • A. B. Atkinson
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Abstract

Concern for poverty has been expressed over the centuries, even if its priority on the agenda for political action has not always been high. Its different meanings and manifestations have been the subject of study by historians, sociologists and economists. Its causes have been identified in a wide variety of sources, ranging from deficiencies in the administration of income support to the injustice of the economic and social system. The relief, or abolition, of poverty has been sought in the reform of social security, in intervention in the labour market, and in major changes in the form of economic organization.

Keywords

Steam Income Malaysia OECD Reformer 

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