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Type Journal Article - International Journal of Humanities and Social Science
Title Analysis of Rural Poverty in Pakistan; Bi-Model Estimation of Some Selected Villages
Author(s)
Volume 2
Issue 8
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2012
Page numbers 73-80
Abstract
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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