Dynamics of Poverty Determinants in Bangladesh

Type Conference Paper - Poverty Reduction in Asia: Drivers, Best Practices and Policy Initiatives
Title Dynamics of Poverty Determinants in Bangladesh
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2013
City Seoul
Country/State South Korea
URL http://hompi.sogang.ac.kr/sgrime/2013/papers/P066-20130709 Alam-Begum-Huylenbroeck Dynamics of​Poverty Determinants in Bangladesh.pdf
The paper analyse the dynamics of the poverty determinants in Bangladesh. To estimate the poverty dynamics at the household level, a binary logit model has been estimated with two latest waves of household income and expenditure data from Bangladesh. The results show that a significant improvement has been made in reducing poverty in the recent decades. As a net importing country, liberalization might has direct impact on household’s real income through the changes of real rice prices. The results also show that net rice buyer households are poorer than net rice sellers. So, decreased rice prices in domestic markets induced by liberalization have benefited the net rice buyers in Bangladesh.

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