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Objective and Relative Deprivation

Objective deprivation is the condition of those who are the worst off or most disadvantaged—the people with the lowest incomes, the least education, the lowest social status, the fewest job opportunities, and so on. It is generally believed that the objectively deprived would benefit from antiglobalization movements seeking to slow or stop outsourcing of jobs.

Relative deprivation is a social condition that is measured not by objective standards but rather by comparing one group's situation with the situations of groups who are more advantaged.

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