What is a new concept that scholars are using to broaden the analysis of poverty?

  1. Human poverty

  2. Social exclusion

  3. Poverty line

  4. Poverty trends


Answer by Student

So, the correct answer is (B): Social exclusion

Detailed Explanation by Teachoo

Let’s check all the options

  • Option (A) Human poverty - Human poverty is a concept that goes beyond the lack of income and includes other dimensions of deprivation such as health, education, empowerment, etc. It is not a new concept, but rather an extension of the traditional concept of poverty. So, this is incorrect .❌

  • Option (B) Social exclusion - Social exclusion is a new concept that scholars are using to broaden the analysis of poverty. It refers to the process by which certain groups of people are systematically disadvantaged and excluded from full participation in the society because of their identity, culture, religion, gender, etc. It also implies a lack of voice, power and recognition for these groups. Social exclusion can cause and reinforce poverty, and also create social problems such as crime, violence and discrimination. So, this is correct . ✅

  • Option (C) Poverty line - Poverty line is a concept that defines the minimum level of income or consumption required to meet the basic needs of a person or a household. It is not a new concept, but rather a conventional tool for measuring poverty. Different countries have different poverty lines based on their standards of living. So, this is incorrect .❌

  • Option (D) Poverty trends - Poverty trends are the changes in the level and distribution of poverty over time and across regions. They are not a new concept, but rather an outcome of the analysis of poverty using various indicators and methods. Poverty trends can help monitor the progress and challenges of poverty reduction efforts. So, this is incorrect .❌

Thus, option (B): Social exclusion is correct .

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