Nutrition-Based Poverty Traps

626 Words3 Pages
A poverty trap is when an individual or group cannot escape poverty because their income in the future is less than what it is today. A nutrition-based poverty trap is explained to be when someone is too poor to afford to eat enough, leading to them being less productive which again makes them more poor. Poverty traps are described by some development economists as being inescapable without institutional changes to the socio-economic system or donations (jrf). A significant insight I have understood from studying literature related to poverty traps is that often a so called ‘poverty trap’ is not a trap at all. Instead, the means for one to escape poverty are accessible but not utilised as they are not properly understood.

The poorest people

More about Nutrition-Based Poverty Traps

Open Document