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    DescriptionThis thesis explores the dimensions and causes of social income poverty in Rural Pakistan, focusing on nutrition and health. The analysis also tests the 'efficiency-wage' hypothesis which links better health to better income via higher productivity. The results show that serious nutritional and health poverty exists within the sample. Other key findings are: firstly, the need for subsidised food and nutrient support programmes is emphasised; next, the potential of food prices as policy tools to improve health and nutrition emerges repeatedly; and thirdly, human capital (in particular own education and mother's schooling), as well as village facilities such as health care, sanitation, and water supply, are consistently observed to boost nutritional and health status of both children and adults. The existence of an 'efficiency-wage' nexus is also supported by the findings. In general, the need for investment in human capital and social infrastructure emerges strongly, with clear intrinsic benefits, but also due to the spinoffs it generates in terms of higher potential levels of productivity, and hence overall economic development.


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    Title
    Dimensions and Causes of Social Income Poverty in Rural Pakistan
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Salman Khan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 220 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 308 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9783639233087
    ISBN 10: 3639233085
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SOC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    BIC subject category V2: JHBC
    BISAC V2.8: SOC024000
    Publisher
    VDM Verlag
    Imprint name
    VDM Verlag
    Publication date
    10 February 2010