Abasyn Journal of Social Sciences. Special Issue: AiCTBM 2016

Correlates of Multidimensional Poverty in Rural Punjab

Kiran Mustafa, Muhammad Siddique, Muhammad Kashif Irshad, Mazhar Ali Abbasi, Muhammad Muddassar Khan,

Lecturer Economics, Abbottabad University of Science & Technology (AUST),
Assistant Professor, Economics at government postgraduate College No. 01 Abbottabad,Pakistan,
M.Phil Scholar (Economics) Hazara University Mansehra, Pakistan,
Lecturer, management Sciences department, Abbottabad University of Science & Technology.


The study attempts to estimate different dimensions of poverty for the rural areas of Punjab by utilizing the HIES dataset for the year 2011-12. The study measures the unidirectional and multidimensional aspects of poverty for rural Punjab. It also examines the impact of different socio-economic variables on poverty by using logit regression model. Results show that unidimentioanl poverty is low in rural Punjab except few areas of Multan and D.G. Khan whereas multidimensional poverty is very high due to unavailability of basic necessities of life and basic services
Keywords: Poverty, Multidimensional, Unidimensional


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