Assertion (A): Social scientists look at poverty through variety of indicators.

Reason (R): Poverty has many facets.

 

Answer:

So, the correct answer is (a)

Explanation:

The indicators are used to relate to the levels of income and consumption.

Now, poverty is looked at through other social indicators like illiteracy level, lack of general resistance due to malnutrition, lack of access to healthcare, lack of job opportunities, lack of access to safe drinking water, sanitation, etc.

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  • Assertion: Social scientists look at poverty through a variety of indicators. This is true.

  • Reason: Poverty has many facets. This is true.

  • Social scientists look at poverty through a variety of social indicators like illiteracy level, lack of general resistance due to malnutrition, and many more as Poverty has many facets. So, the reasoning behind the assertion is true.

So, 

  • Assertion is true
  • Reasoning is true
  • Reasoning is the correct explanation to the assertion

Thus, the correct answer is (a).

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Davneet Singh has done his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 14 years. He provides courses for Maths, Science, Social Science, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science at Teachoo.