Cultural Aspects of Being Poor

Sinan Çaya


Poor people are those who are far below the average regarding the income necessary for a living. Poverty represents a severe form of deprivation from many material goods as well as services, which the rich or the middle classes can easily afford. The psychological state is deeply affected by the harsh reality of scarcity; thereby leading to the development of common traits, all of which eventually contribute to the formation of a sociological situation easy to recognize. The appropriate name for this phenomenon is the culture of poverty, which stays embedded in the behavior patterns even long after material well-being is somehow actually acquired.


Poor; Poverty; Culture; Money; Income; Rich; Middle class

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