Literacy, CAN be related, but isn't nessisairly so....
Long Term Unemployment is close... but it ignores short term unemployment... which could still cause some abject povery if it's through very short bursts of working.
The issue is that the metrics argued are usually relative to the society. e.g. a lower life expectancy doesn't always equate to poverty, nor litteracy (assuming they have compulsory education), and so on.
What I am asking is what is it like to be in poverty in NZ, AU, US, UK, FR and DE. What do you have access to if your on the bottom end. Can you eat? Do you live in a house? What is your house like?
Back from the dead, I'm afraid.