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disadvantaged

[dis′ədvan′tijd]
Etymology: L, dis + abante, superior position
1 any group of people who lack money, education, literacy, or another status advantage.
2 a euphemism for "poor."
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While some progress has been made with closing the gap for disadvantaged pupils overall, these pupils still fall behind at a rate of two months a year over secondary school," she said.
We first calculate the proportions of older people aged 55 years and over who fall into our deeply economically disadvantaged group as well as the relatively economically advantaged group for each small area.
No indication was given about its proportion of spend targeted at previously disadvantaged Namibians.
He also directed them to spend their time with them disadvantaged mothers in slum settlements and remote rural areas of 12 union councils of Islamabad.
7% of the intake was from disadvantaged neighbourhoods - around 105 students out of about 2,930.
Many disadvantaged communities suffer from limited public transport and without a car, opportunities are highly constrained.
Robert Ferrer of the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, analyzed 2004 data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey of that year by comparing proportional access to physicians and midlevel practitioners by people disadvantaged by income, health insurance status, race or ethnicity, and rural or urban status.
When engaging the disadvantaged, we need to remember that they confront a host of variables and stressors that affect the psychotherapeutic process.
Kids living in the most disadvantaged communities displayed marked declines in age-appropriate verbal ability over a 7-year span, even after moving to better areas, reports a team led by Harvard University sociologist Robert J.
They show how three measures of social justice are missing from influenza plans across the globe: identification of traditionally disadvantaged groups, civic engagement with these communities, and policies to address their special needs.
He said: "Issues around being disadvantaged are not necessarily only about ethnicity.