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MATERIAL DEPRIVATION

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Definition:
Material deprivation refers to the inability for individuals or households to afford those consumption goods and activities that are typical in a society at a given point in time, irrespective of people’s preferences with respect to these items.

Context:
Measures of material deprivation provide a complementary perspective on poverty to that provided by conventional income measures.

Source Publication:
OECD, 2007, Society at a Glance: OECD Social Indicators, 2006 edition, OECD, Paris.

Statistical Theme: Social and welfare statistics

Created on Monday, July 23, 2007