The Calculus of Rural Poverty: Evidence from District Bhakkar – Pakistan


  • Sobia Khuram Assistant Professor, Institute of Administrative Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Mahmood ul Hassan Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Punjab Skills Development Project, Lahore, Pakistan



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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How to Cite

Sobia Khuram, & Mahmood ul Hassan. (2020). The Calculus of Rural Poverty: Evidence from District Bhakkar – Pakistan . Review of Economics and Development Studies, 4(2), 271-280.