Awan, Masood Sarwar and Iqbal, Nasir and Muhammad, Waqas (2011): The impact of human capital on urban poverty: The case of Sargodha city. Published in: Journal of Sustainable Development , Vol. 4, No. 1 (2011): pp. 143-150.
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The positive relationship between human capital and income/wages has been supported by empirical research. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) enormously emphasize on human capital for curbing poverty. The economic development in East Asian countries is also linked with investment in education for the development of human capital. This study is designed to investigate the relationship of different levels of education and experience upon urban poverty at medium sized city in Pakistan such as Sargodha. A survey-based analysis was carried out on a sample of 330 households. Poverty status of the individual is defined by using adjusted official poverty line. Results show that education and experience is negatively related with the poverty status of individuals and this fact sustains even in separate gender estimates as well. This implies education of poor is necessary in breaking the vicious circle of poverty. Combined effort by public, private, community participation and NGO’s with special focus on elementary (Primary and middle) education is suggested for reducing poverty by increasing the productivity of the poor through education.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The impact of human capital on urban poverty: The case of Sargodha city|
|Keywords:||Human Capital, Urban Poverty, Sargodha, Pakistan|
|Subjects:||E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E2 - Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment > E24 - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J24 - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty > I32 - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
|Depositing User:||Muhammad Waqas|
|Date Deposited:||25. Jun 2011 14:51|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 12:56|
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