Definition of poverty trap noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


poverty trap

BrE BrE//ˈpɒvəti træp//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːvərti træp//
[usually singular] Poverty and famine
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a situation in which a person stays poor even when they get a job because the money they receive from the government is reduced See related entries: Poverty and famine
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: poverty trap