The Impacts of Demographic Factors, Household Characteristics and Locational Factors on Poverty in Pakistan
Poverty refers to lack of basic necessities such as shelter food, and clothing. Poverty is mostly observable in Pakistan, therefore its measurement and analysis deserve claim on our attention. The aim of the study is to examine the impacts of demographic factors, household characteristics and locational factors on poverty in Pakistan. Logistic regression model has been used to achieve this objective. The data for the study is obtained from PSLM survey covering period 2014 to 2015. Findings of the study revealed that household head education, household size, household head age, marital status, health status, remoteness, region and gender have significant impacts on poverty level. The study finds that due to differences in region, gender, and provinces causes rise in poverty rate due to low health facilities, poor educational system, low infrastructure, low employment opportunities and low economic growth. Findings of the study recommend that government should take measures to improve basic facilities, quality education, employment opportunities and health facilities in remote areas of Pakistan.
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