structural poverty lines are those that restrict the economic development of individuals while the incident poverty lines are those that happen accidently of incidentally in life. However, none of the proposed theories attributes the cause of poverty to personal characteristics.
This first theory of the cause of poverty is a broad and multifaceted approach that explains that a person is the cause of their miserable situation. Traditionally, politically conservative theoreticians blame poor people for causing their predicaments. Such theorists argue that poor the poor could have avoided their state had they made better choices and worked hard in life (Bradshaw 9). In other cases, individual theories of poverty-related poverty to the missing of some genetic qualities such as intelligence, which individuals cannot reverse. The belief by many people that poverty refers to an individual’s making is an old practice. For instance, religious doctrines allude the possession of wealth to blessings by God and the lack of it as a curse from the same God. The 19th century saw a revolution in the idea that intelligence is genetic and that poverty in the community belonged to the less intelligent. For this case, the religious stereotyping alludes the poor to possessing the mark of Cain, which means they must always suffer.
There is irony in the neo-classical economists’ support for individual theories of poverty. The irony is the fact that everyone tries to escape being poor through the creation of opportunities that would give them the power to do so. The economic theory holds individuals who make short-term choices that have low payoffs responsible for their own decisions. The idea that some people forego education because of particular job when they could earn better in the future is a valid example (Bradshaw 15). The economic theory also considers that the poor have little or no access to incentives that would improve their conditions. In such a scenario, the economist