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ID 33601
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creator
Joshi, Niraj Prakash
subject
Income poverty
food insecurity
Baitadi
a binary logistic regression
NDC
Economics
abstract
Poverty in Nepal remains forefront in Nepalese development agenda since 1970s. However, there has not been significant improvement in poverty situation and poverty still remains the key research issue in Nepal. This study aims to analyze income and consumption measure of poverty applying an econometric tool taking a case of Baitadi district from far-western rural hills of Nepal. Data obtained from household survey is used for the analysis. A binary logistic regression model is applied for identifying the variables having a significant impact on income and consumption poverty. Both measures of poverty show that it is quite high in the study areas. Most of the factors that determine income and consumption poverty are more or less similar. However, there are still few factors that affect income and consumption poverty in different way. For instance, a chance of household to suffer food insecurity is significantly higher in Melauli, a relatively remote VDC. Subsistence nature of agriculture and absence of well-developed market structure that leads to higher price of food commdities is the main reason for such difference. Similarly, family size, operational landholding and livestock holding are important determinants of food insecurity, whereas, dependency ratio and occupation are important determinants of income poverty. Education of household head and landholding are important determinants for both income and consumption poverty.
journal title
Journal of contemporary India studies : space and society, Hiroshima University
issue
Issue 2
start page
51
end page
61
date of issued
2012-03-23
publisher
広島大学現代インド研究センター
issn
2185-8721
ncid
SelfDOI
language
eng
nii type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
HU type
Departmental Bulletin Papers
DCMI type
text
format
application/pdf
text version
publisher
rights
Copyright (c) 2012 広島大学現代インド研究センター
department
Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation
The Center for Contemporary India Studies at Hiroshima University
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