Bulletin of Business and Economics (BBE)

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An Ascertainment of Multidimensional Poverty among Households: Evidence from Attock District


Authors:

Nabila Saddaf, Shamiala Aslam

Citation:

Saddaf, N. and Aslam, S. (2018). An Ascertainment of Multidimensional Poverty among Households: Evidence from Attock District. Bulletin of Business and Economics, 7(1), 1-5.

Abstract:

Dynamics of poverty remain a debatable area over the history of developing economics and recently have been acknowledged as a multidimensional socio-economic phenomenon. In a developing country like Pakistan, a good number of people are dispossessed of their fundamental privileges i.e. health, education, employment, besides other housing services. It generates and maintains the poverty problem. The present research endeavors, based on primary data collected through a comprehensive questionnaire from randomly selected set of 120 households in the Attock district of the Punjab province. A modified FGT indexing approach was used to evaluate the frequency, severity and depth of multidimensional poverty, through using the dual cut off approach for the documentation of poor. The results expose the considerable disparities in the magnitude of income, poverty and multidimensional poverty along with significant variation over the rural & urban regions at sub-group and overall levels.

Keywords:

income, multidimensional poverty

Jel Code:

H24, J32

Article Type:

Research Paper

Pages:

1-5

Publisher:

Research Foundation for Humanity (RFH)


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