Underprivileged Family

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Underprivileged Family

A family in a social class that does not have enough money to purchase the necessities, i.e., shelter, clothing, and transportation, appropriate for its class status. An underprivileged family is not able to acquire what is expected for its class status and usually is defined as having at least 15 percent lower income than the median for the social class.

See: Overprivileged Family

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