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Mel cousins 2007.

"Although the measure of poverty have been a success in Ireland, there has also been tensions involved, in both. This is especially due to changing economic circumstances in Ireland and the widening community".


Relative poverty criticisms

It is downplayed as a legitimate way to measure poverty.
3 main disadvantages:
1. It confuses poverty with income inequality.
2. Misleading in a situation where living standards and welfare rates. They all rise in real terms.
3. Not suited to comparing countries at different stages of development.


Consistent poverty criticisms

Not changed since 1987.
Recent survey stated that a loss of creditability present with this measure.
Led to 'reconfigured' deprivation measures.
Measurement inadequate - not getting enough support