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Social Development Disparities among Districts of Punjab

Masood Awan (), Muhammad Aslam () and Muhammad Waqas ()

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Abstract: Cessation of disparities and attainment of balanced development is conceived as the outline policy of every state. Therefore, this paper aims to expose inter-district gaps and disparities of Punjab. Drawing on the multidimensional nature of social development ranging from human development indicators of health, education and social services, this paper comparatively analyze the entire districts of Punjab, and rank them in social development index by using the factor analysis technique on the data set of Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2007-08 of Punjab. Inter-district comparison in 18 different domains of health, education, household services and child protection has been done.

Keywords: Social Development; Punjab; Pakistan (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O1 R58 D63 Q01 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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