Matthew effect

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In reference to Matthew 25:29 in the Bible: "For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken even that which he hath."

Proper noun[edit]

Matthew effect

  1. (sociology) The phenomenon by which "the rich get richer and the poor get poorer", either in terms of literal wealth or in terms of fame, status, etc.