What Are the Basic Needs of Man?

The conventional list of basic needs of a human include water, food, clothing and shelter. However, modern compilations emphasize many other factors apart from these, such as education, health-care and adequate sanitation.

The universal characteristics of human needs in the modern world include adequate water and nutritional food, protective housing, security in childhood, physical security, non-hazardous physical environment, non-hazardous work environment, good healthcare, economic security, important primary relationship, safe child bearing, basic education and safe birth control. Basic needs apply to every individual in all situations, and they are met in accordance with environmental, social, cultural, political and economic circumstances.