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Circle of poverty in India - Your Shot - National Geographic Magazine -- Kristian Bertel

Photograph by Kristian Bertel, Your Shot

In this harrowing photograph of an Indian man in Varanasi, we see how poverty is affecting India. The circle of poverty has been defined as a phenomenon in India where poor families become impoverished for at least three generations, for instance for enough time that the family includes no surviving ancestors who possess and can transmit the intellectual, social, and cultural capital necessary to stay out of or change their impoverished condition. In calculations of expected generation length and ancestor lifespan, the lower median age of parents in these families is offset by the shorter lifespans in many of these groups.

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