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There are many factors of poverty that are highly visible. These highly-visible indicators include unemployment lines, the state and nature of housing stock, physical appearance, etc.
Less visible than "bad neighborhoods" are the statistics collected on poverty. Governments generally have welfare systems in place, and the size and cost of that welfare system is one of the best indicators of poverty. Unemployment statistics, labor statistics, and economic analysis provide very keen access to hard data. This data is less visible because it is available to few people, and fewer still have the ability to analyze it for conclusions.
Another less visible aspect of poverty are the very things one never sees. If a population does not have access to healthcare, for example, that lack of access is of course not visible.
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Oct 20th, 2015
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