Woud you say that Amish children are deprived, or even think about children in other countries that may not have alot of posessions, but aren't considered poor?
I had a friend once that lived on a sail boat, they definitely didn't have alot but he certainly wasn't deprived. He went places most kids only read about in books. Both parents had amazing educations but they decided to "give it all up" so they could go and do what they wanted. So there wasn't alot of income. When they needed money they found a place to dock and his dad would work for a couple of months and then they'd go on to another place untill they needed more money. This kid was completely homeschooled. He didn't have many toys, very few in fact, he barely knew what a video game was. They didn't eat much meat and they were mostly vegetarians when they were at sea. If you want to say depived....this family did not have much at all. But that kid loved the way he lived.....I was so jealous he got to do everyting he did.
I don't think that not having "stuff" makes a person deprived. I think living simply actually makes you more wealthy in ways that matter more than worldly possessions.