325. Poverty


beggarism
1. Rare. the state of beggarhood.
2. behavior characteristic of a beggar.
pauperism
the state or condition of utter poverty. Also called pauperage .
peniaphobia
an abnormal fear of poverty.
penury
extreme poverty or destitution. — penurious, adj.
Poplarism British.
1. a policy in local governments of providing relief for the poor, often excessive in amount.
2. any similar policy of government spending that leads to higher taxes. — Poplarist, n.
ptochocracy
a form of rule by beggars or the poor.
ptochology
the scientific study of pauperism, unemployment, etc.
slumism
the development and growth of slums or substandard dwelling conditions in urban areas.

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