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Absolute Poverty in EuropeInterdisciplinary Perspectives on a Hidden Phenomenon$
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Helmut Gaisbauer, Gottfried Schweiger, and Clemens Sedmak

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781447341284

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447341284.001.0001

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Justice and absolute poverty

Justice and absolute poverty

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(p.383) 18 Justice and absolute poverty
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Absolute Poverty in Europe
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Gottfried Schweiger

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447341284.003.0018

The first part of this chapter distinguishes between three dimensions of justice, which can be used to measure the injustice of absolute poverty: recognition, distribution of resources and access to rights. In the second part the author argues that absolute poverty undermines all three dimensions of justice and does so to a larger degree than other forms of poverty. The author discusses the dependency on food banks as an example of absolute poverty.

Keywords:   justice, absolute Poverty, rights, recognition, resources

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