International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Analysis of Rural Poverty in Pakistan; Bi-Model Estimation of Some Selected Villages
Dr. Shahnawaz Malik, Dr. Imran Sharif Chaudhry, Imran Hanif

The recognition of the behavior of different determinants of rural poverty enables us to provide an effective and targeted poverty alleviation strategy for rural households. On the basis of primary data of rural households, this study examines the efficiency and impact of different determinants of rural poverty that how they incorporate to push the households toward or away from poverty by changing their earning abilities. The study used primary data to analyze the impact of households, demographic and socio-economic variables on rural poverty. Analysis shows that 36.69 percent people are living below extreme poverty line, 14.93 percent households are ultra poor and 11.04 percent are poor. It also shows that 7.47 households are ultra poor and 12.66 are quasi non-poor while only 17.20 percent households are non-poor. The Study suggests that these determinants play an important role in poverty alleviation and betterment in these determinants can remarkably decrease poverty level in rural areas of Pakistan.

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