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relative deprivation

noun, Sociology
1.
the perception of an unfair disparity between one's situation and that of others.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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Examples for relative deprivation
  • But the bank might do more harm than good if it shifted focus from absolute poverty to relative deprivation.
  • In short, income distribution serves as a measure of the burden of relative deprivation and its social consequences.
  • The author examines the causes of delinquency in terms of social control, strain, and relative deprivation theories.

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