Multiple dimensions of poverty in Punjab
Zafar, Sameen (2016) Multiple dimensions of poverty in Punjab. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
The central aim of this thesis is to examine the multiple dimensions of poverty, using the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS, 2008 and 2011) for the Punjab province of Pakistan. The thesis is based on three core chapters, with a focus on the measurement and determinants (particularly household size) of poverty. Chapter 3 calculates and analyses the multidimensional poverty index (MPI) developed by Alkire and Foster (2007) and the destitution measure (strict subset of the MPI), using health, education and standard of living dimensions for 2011. Chapter 4 extends the multidimensional poverty framework to a multi-period context by investigating the changes in the MPI and destitution measure from 2008 to 2011, and it contributes to the literature by assessing the impact of the severe 2010 floods on poverty. Applying probit and IV-probit methodologies on MICS 2008 data, Chapter 5 examines the complex and largely unexplored relationship between household size and poverty (income, child health and education), and highlights other important poverty determinants.
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