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Re-examining Multidimensional Poverty in Pakistan: A New Assessment of Regional Variations

Hummera Saleem, Malik Shahzad Shabbir and Bilal Khan

Global Business Review, 2021, vol. 22, issue 6, 1441-1458

Abstract: Abstract The objective of this study is to investigate the multidimensional poverty (MDPT) level in the rural and urban areas of Pakistan. This study further adhered three essential factors such as education, health and living standard of people. It is observed that most of the studies have conducted and adhered regarding monetary poverty. The data have been obtained from the ‘Pakistan Social and Living Standard Management’ (PSLM) statistical survey. The finding of this analysis shows that, during all periods, MDPT in Pakistan remained significantly more in rural areas compared to urban regions. This empirical analysis provides an integrating technique adopting MDPT to overcome the socio-economic issues, which rapidly upsurge in Pakistan. Furthermore, it is a fundamental obligation of the state to provide sustainable and millennium development necessities of life such as food, health, water and education to meet the global standards of well-being of their people.

Keywords: Poverty; health; education; deprivation; Pakistan (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1177/0972150919844412

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