The Calculus of Rural Poverty: Evidence from District Bhakkar – Pakistan
Keywords:Poverty, Poverty Line, Household
The study was conducted to determine the factors associated with poverty in Pakistan. Using cross sectional survey design, data was collected from 300 households. Multiple linear regression model was employed to analyze the data. Results of regression analysis showed that household size, dependency ratio, participation rate, ownership of physical assets and landholding size had a significant impact on the poverty status of the households. The study suggested an increased investment in agricultural sector and creation of social infrastructure, with a view to create more employment opportunities, ensuring
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