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Old 17.01.2020, 14:10
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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But it doesn't define poverty, does it? It's a statistic.

The point I am trying to make is what characteristics define a person in poverty.

FMF is trying to prove some point or other that child poverty is different now to poverty in the 50s or pre-Common Market or pre-EU or whatever criteria (it keeps changing).

I'm just trying to find out what his definition is.
This is the EU definition:
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People are said to be living in poverty if their income and resources are so inadequate as to preclude them from having a standard of living considered acceptable in the society in which they live. Because of their poverty they may experience multiple disadvantages through unemployment, low income, poor housing, inadequate health care and barriers to lifelong learning, culture, sport and recreation. They are often excluded and marginalized from par-ticipating in activities (economic, social and cultural) that are the norm for other people and their access to fundamental rights may be restricted.
The part in bold probably wasn't considered poverty in post-war 1950s.
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