indicators of poverty include high rates of morbidity and mortality,
prevalence of malnutrition, illiteracy, high infant and maternal
mortality rates, low life expectancy, poor quality housing, inadequate
clothing, low per capital income and expenditure, as well aspoor
infrastructure. Others include high fertility rates, lack of access to
basic services such as safe water, food insecurity and poor technology.
These features can be used to identify poor and non-poor individuals,
households or communities. An individual, household or community found
to be characterized by some or all of these features can be identified
as being poor.