Some social indicators through which social scientists determine poverty are:-
1. Earlier it was determined on: <i> level of income.
                                              <ii> level of consumption.
2. But now, these factors are also being given importance:-
    a. Illiteracy level
    b. lack of general resistance due to malnutrition
    c. lack of access to health care
    d. lack of job opportunities
    e. lack of access to safe drinking water
     f. lack of access to proper sanitation