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Poverty in Afghanistan

Causes, Consequences, and Coping Mechanisms

Authors: Hakim Haider, Mohammad, Kumar, Sumit

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  • Presents quantitative and econometric analysis of the causes, consequences, and coping mechanisms of the poor
  • Utilises three approaches (Calorie poverty line, Food Poverty line, and Total consumption poverty line) to study the pattern of poverty in Afghanistan
  • Fills an important gap in addressing the position of donors in the rejuvenation of the Afghan economy
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This book examines the patterns, characteristics, causes and coping mechanisms of the poor in Afghanistan applying econometric and statistical techniques. The authors address and identify the extent of poverty in Afghanistan over the years, the spatial patterns and regional imbalances of poverty in Afghanistan, the distinguishing characteristics of the poor in Afghanistan, and explore shocks faced by the poor in Afghanistan as well as subsequent coping strategies. Based on household level data collected under the ‘National Risk Vulnerability Assessment’ (NRVA) survey of 2003, 2005, 2007/08 and 2011/12 of Afghanistan, the authors identify options that may enable policy makers and other stakeholders to further enable the inclusion of the poor in development processes and to successfully cope with poverty and its adverse outcomes. This short book will be of interest to students, researchers, academicians, policymakers, international agencies and NGOs at international and national levels.

About the authors

Dr. Mohammad Hakim Haider is Associate Professor at the Institute of Economics, at the Academy of Sciences of Afghanistan.
Dr. Sumit Kumar is Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, India.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $44.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Poverty in Afghanistan
Book Subtitle
Causes, Consequences, and Coping Mechanisms
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-10859-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-10859-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-10858-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 154
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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