Definition of Poverty trap

1. Noun. A situation in which an increase in income results in a loss of benefits so that you are no better off.




Definition of Poverty trap

1. Noun. A self-reinforcing cycle which allows poverty to persist. ¹

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Literary usage of Poverty trap

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1. Poverty and Policy in Post-Apartheid South Africa by Haroon Bhorat, S. M. Ravi Kanbur (2007)
"Davies (1996) offers complementary insights from an anthropological perspective that show how a poverty trap situation can emerge for asset-poor households ..."

2. AIDS, Poverty, and Hunger: Challenges and Responses by Stuart Gillespie (2006)
"A poverty trap is defined as any self-reinforcing mechanism that causes ... A key characteristic of a poverty trap is that "good" and "bad" outcomes are ..."

3. Reform and Growth in Africa by Jorge Braga de Macedo, African Development Bank, Omar Kabbaj (2000)
"The emergence of parts of Africa means that some economies can escape from a poverty trap and then satisfy the preconditions necessary for long-term ..."

4. Netherlands by Anne Sonnet (2005)
"All persons with an income from labour (including from own enterprise) benefit from these reductions; the aim is to reduce the poverty trap. ..."

5. The Development Decade?: Economic and Social Change in South Africa, 1994-2004 by Vishnu Padayachee (2006)
"Households with assets below that level would be expected to experience deterioration in their position, heading back toward the low-level poverty- trap ..."

6. Ireland by OECD Staff, OECD (2006)
"The design of the social assistance system also involves a poverty trap: lone ... This poverty trap could be alleviated by raising the income threshold ..."

7. Dac Journal by OECD Staff (2004)
"If a country falls below the threshold in any of these areas, it can fall into a "poverty trap". Most of the top and high priority countries1 are trying to ..."

8. Household Livelihoods in Semi-arid Regions: Options and Constraints by Bruce Morgan Campbell (2002)
"We would regard life in the communal lands as being the poverty trap, and woodland use as being one of the symptoms of that poverty trap (Section 11.4; ..."

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