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For male subjects, “we found that the cash alone—which is quite a lot of money given their destitution—barely improves psychosocial well-being,” she says.
PAIRING ECONOMICS WITH EMPATHY TO STUDY LIFE IN THE DEVELOPING WORLDALISSA GREENBERGAUGUST 24, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Some of the densest clusters of destitution, home to what Booth uncharitably described as “vicious and semi-criminal” classes, are in the north of Lambeth, where modern studio flats cost north of a million pounds.
IN LONDON, LOOKING BACKWARD TO MOVE FORWARDHENRY WISMAYERMARCH 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Traditionally, this “instant divorce,” as it is often called, could banish women to a life of destitution, given many women’s struggles to own property in their own name or to find profitable work.
SHOULD YOU GET DIVORCED?NICK FOURIEZOSMARCH 4, 2021OZY
Many of those factories are in low-wage countries around Asia where workers may live on the brink of destitution.
FASHION COMPANIES WANT CHEAPER GOODS—AND IT’S GARMENT WORKERS WHO ARE PAYINGMARC BAINOCTOBER 22, 2020QUARTZ
The new forces controlled by mankind have been powerless as yet to remove want and destitution, hard work and social discontent.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
Although bordering on the lowest state of destitution—and that is a remarkably low state in London!
THE GARRET AND THE GARDENR.M. BALLANTYNE
From every rank in society they had gravitated—but all were stamped with the same brand—destitution!
THE GARRET AND THE GARDENR.M. BALLANTYNE
All that was pitiable and miserable in the land, sunken alike by ignorance and destitution.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
An interesting feature of this case is the vagueness of the term "in need of relief," instead of "destitution."
ENGLISH POOR LAW POLICYSIDNEY WEBB
The Destitution Authority is bound to provide everything requisite (including the service in question) for its destitute clients.
ENGLISH POOR LAW POLICYSIDNEY WEBB
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DESTITUTION

  • accident
  • bad luck
  • bereavement
  • calamity
  • casualty
  • cataclysm
  • catastrophe
  • cost
  • damage
  • death
  • debit
  • debt
  • defeat
  • deficiency
  • depletion
  • deprivation
  • destitution
  • destruction
  • detriment
  • disadvantage
  • disappearance
  • disaster
  • dispossession
  • failure
  • fall
  • fatality
  • forfeiture
  • harm
  • hurt
  • impairment
  • injury
  • losing
  • misadventure
  • mishap
  • need
  • perdition
  • privation
  • retardation
  • ruin
  • sacrifice
  • shrinkage
  • squandering
  • trial
  • trouble
  • undoing
  • want
  • waste
  • wreckage
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