Øyen, Else
January 2006
Poverty: An International Glossary;2006, p51
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A definition of the term "development" is presented. It is conceived to be a continuing transformation of cultural, political, social, and economic conditions, patterns or situations of a region, society or country considered underdeveloped. Poverty is often linked to underdevelopment, and was seen as a gradual economic change which would reflect the economic history of those countries branded as developed willing to improve people's standard of life, and remove any form of poverty.


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