Absolute definition of poverty – is based on the idea that there is a subsistence level of income necessary to sustain life.
Necessity – something that is considered essential.
Relative definition of poverty – defines poverty in terms of the standards of living in a particular society at a given time.
Social policy – the measures that a government takes to maintain an orderly society. They can be laws of recommendations by a government.
Social concensus – agreements within society for example things or ways of behaving that the majority of people feel is correct and the right thing to do.