Poverty and vulnerability to poverty in Pakistan: innovative empirical analyses for more effective policy interventions

Muhammad Masood Azeem

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    Abstract

    This study investigates household poverty, vulnerability to poverty (VtP), and effectiveness of social protection (SP) in combating poverty and VtP in the Punjab province of Pakistan. VtP is found to be more rampant than poverty and SP is effective in reducing VtP, particularly the vulnerability due to household-specific shocks. The implication of study outcomes is that addressing current poverty while ignoring the likelihood of households becoming poor or poorer in the near future is counterproductive. To eradicate poverty, the Pakistani government should not only address observed poverty but also the likelihood of a relatively larger population becoming poor or poorer.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Schilizzi, Steven, Supervisor
    • Siddique, Kadambot, Supervisor
    • Mugera, Amin, Supervisor
    Award date13 Sept 2016
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2016

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