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The role of household income and public provision of social services in satisfaction of basic needs in Pakistan: A cross district analysis

Rizwana Siddiqui

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Abstract: Is household income enough for human development or government should heed to direct provision of social services to improve capabilities of individual. The former emphasized by the World Bank and later by the UNDP. This paper tests the argument by estimating a basic need policy model for Pakistan using cross district data. The results are consistent with the view that government provision of social services affects human capabilities significantly. However, the ultimate constraints on the sustainable capability development are material resources.

Keywords: Basic Needs; Public Services; Household Income; Poverty (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I31 I38 I32 D31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2007
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