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Social Development Disparities among Districts of Punjab

Awan, Masood Sarwar and Aslam, Muhammad Amir and Waqas, Muhammad (2012): Social Development Disparities among Districts of Punjab. Forthcoming in: International Greener Journal (2012)


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Cessation of disparities and attainment of balanced development is conceived as the outline policy of every state. Therefore, this paper aims to expose inter-district gaps and disparities of Punjab. Drawing on the multidimensional nature of social development ranging from human development indicators of health, education and social services, this paper comparatively analyze the entire districts of Punjab, and rank them in social development index by using the factor analysis technique on the data set of Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2007-08 of Punjab. Inter-district comparison in 18 different domains of health, education, household services and child protection has been done.

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