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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".

2

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.

3

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