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    Due Date: 27-01-2020

    SEMESTER Fall 2019 Sociology of Development (SOC603)
    Assignment No. 02
    The Concept of Poverty
    Assignment marks: 20
    Upon completion of this assignment, students will be able to define the concept of poverty and understand the causes of poverty at national level.
    Poverty is a relative term a condition that can only be defined by comparing the circumstances of one group of people or an entire economy with another one. There is a difference between poverty and absolute poverty. There are two predominant definitions of poverty.
    • The subsistence concept of poverty
    • Poverty as relative deprivation
    Being a student of sociology of development you are required to define and explain the two predominant definitions of poverty with the help of real life examples. Also give the references.
    Briefly explain any two major causes of poverty in Pakistan.

    Marking Scheme

    Q1: Marks: 10
    Definition - 2 marks for each Explanation – 3 marks for each Q2: Marks: 8
    Causes – 4 marks for each References – 2 marks
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    • Make sure that you upload the solution file before the due date. No assignment will be accepted through e-mail once the solution has been uploaded by the instructor.
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    Solution guidelines:
    • Every student will work individually and has to write in the form of an analytical assignment.
    • Give the answer according to question.
    • For acquiring the relevant knowledge don’t rely only on handouts but watch the video
    lectures and use other reference books also.

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