Hyder, Kalim and Sikander, Muhammad Usman (2007): Poverty, Income Distribution and Social Development in Lahore. Published in: PAKISTAN BUSINESS REVIEW , Vol. 12(1), No. April (April 2010): pp. 93-109.
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In this paper we present a comparative analysis of poverty and income inequality prevalent in the seven towns of Lahore. Further, an analysis of gender inequality and overall social development is presented by considering education, health, and labor market conditions. We have computed the Herfindahl Index, Gini Coefficient, ratio of share of income of the bottom 20% to the top 20% and Sen index in this study. Finally, a composite index of social development is estimated and on the basis of this, index ranking of each town is outlined. Nishter Town is the least socially developed town whereas Aziz Bhatti, Shalimar, and Allama Iqbal towns are less socially developed as compared to Ravi, Cantt and Gunj Buksh towns.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Poverty, Income Distribution and Social Development in Lahore|
|Keywords:||Poverty, Income distribution, Gini, Lorenz curve, Gender inequality, Social Development, Lahore, Pakistan|
|Subjects:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I0 - General
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty
|Depositing User:||Syed Kalim Hyder Bukhari|
|Date Deposited:||29. Apr 2011 16:47|
|Last Modified:||15. Mar 2014 19:56|
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