Determinants of Rural Poverty: A Case Study of Trishal Upazila Under Mymensingh District, Bangladesh

Tanjil Hossain, A.N.K Noman


This study has been conducted to examine the socio-economic condition of the respondents; to identify the factors that influence over the income of the family members; to reduce poverty by generating agro-based employment opportunity. The study area is the Solimpur village of Trishal, Mymensingh. The samples are homogeneous in terms of income, religion and character. Among the respondents one hundred and eighty five households are selected as sample. About 68 percent villagers are illiterate and 50 percent directly involved with agriculture. The 50 percent respondents spent their income to purchase food. The age of the respondents, family size, earning member, land holding was significantly influence over the income of the family The efficient use of these factors can increase income of the households and reduce poverty of the study area. This study suggests integrated family system and enhancement of land productivity to increase income of rural household.

Key words: Agriculture, income and Poverty

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