CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS
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Term
Absolute or extreme poverty
Term extension
Social statistics
Definition
Condition characterised by severe deprivation of basic human needs, including food, safe drinking water, sanitation facilities, health, shelter, education and information
Source
World Summit for Social Development Copenhagen 1995, quoted in Eurostat, "Combating poverty and social exclusion", 2010 Edition, Statistical books, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2010
Hyperlink
http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_OFFPUB/KS-EP-09-001/EN/KS-EP-09-001-EN.PDF
Link(s) to statistical data
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