indigence


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Synonyms for indigence

Synonyms for indigence

a state of extreme poverty or destitution

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The findings show a statistically significant relationship between cost per admission and the indigence level of the consortium environment.
The area around the Colosseum, which I didn't know well, is characterized by huge social disparities and a very diverse population; there are many foreigners, an enduring base of genuine, working-class Romans, and a third group of middle-class people who are progressively sliding into indigence.
But, as time and construction progresses, the bridge becomes a symbol of British fortitude and dignity in the face of indigence and hardship.
At the opening ceremony, President Nestor Kirchner of Argentina recalled the severe financial crisis his country had suffered and said the region must find ways to eliminate indigence, meet pressing social needs, and promote growth with equity.
For one very rich man there must be at least five hundred poor, and the affluence of the few supposes the indigence of the many.
4) In the event that the motion shall proceed to a heating, the court may appoint counsel to assist the movant if the court determines that assistance of counsel is necessary and on making the appropriate finding of indigence.
The emergence of critical problems resulting from the dominant economic models and the neoliberal process of globalization; the weakening of the State along with the growing privatization of public goods and services; the rising rates of poverty and indigence with their disproportionate impact on women and children; endemic unemployment and evermore precarious working conditions, along with the blatantly inequitable distribution of income; the persistence and increased incidence of gender-based violence; and the conservative backlash against sexual rights and reproductive rights combine with age-old factors of discrimination based on ethnicity, race, age, etc.
From these instances we see that charity is recommended only when indigence is combined with moral uprightness: that is, with the honesty absent from the begging boys, the industry lacking in the gypsies, and the thrift foregone by the wastrel pensioner in his youth.
For the purpose of fee waivers, Spanish law defined indigence as not possessing any property, a condition many working-class people were able to satisfy.
The current crisis involves "four years of recession, unprecedented unemployment, a constant rise in poverty, indigence and social marginalization, an extended rupture of judicial safeguards, and the complete loss of the sense of public and common good," said the report.
With Clara's indispensable help, he had risen from anonymity and indigence to international recognition and riches, while Clara's lot was to descend the social ladder, from affluence and respectability to virtual insignificance and pecuniary hardship.
Catholic bishops acknowledged the indigence of their flock, confessing the "melancholy" and "very humiliating" fact that "a very large portion of the vicious and idle youth of our principal cities are the children of Catholic parents.
Children in Negroland were warned that few Negroes enjoyed privilege or plenty and that most whites would be glad to see them returned to indigence, deference and subservience.
Poverty reduction has stagnated since 2012 and indigence shows a slight upward trend.
We're really working to take these people from a place of homelessness and indigence to self-sufficiency," he said.