Poverty Alleviation in Pakistan: Evidence from Project Area of Asian Development Bank in Southern Punjab

Muhammad Abrar ul haq, Hj. Mohd Razani Hj. Mohad Jali, Kashif Ayub


The current study identifies the factors affecting rural household poverty by using first hand data from southern Punjab. A Logit model used to check the relationship between dependent and independent variables. Dependency ratio, higher fe-male labor force, person per room, lowering household size, higher education, higher household participation rate and access to basic utilities provided by the government can be alleviate poverty in studied area. Poverty will be more alleviate in rural areas of Pakistan, if government improve basic infrastructure and empowerment of rural peoples and market access facilities.

Key words: Empowerment, Market access, Poverty alleviation, Lower Punjab

Jell Classification: D14, E24, I21, O12,

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