Examining the Poverty Human Capital and Economic Development Nexus in Pakistan: Evidence from Southern Punjab

  • Salyha Zulfiqar Ali Shah Assistant Professor, School of Economics, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan
  • Imran Sharif Chaudhry Director, School of Economics, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan
  • Fatima Farooq Associate Professor, School of Economics, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan
Keywords: Human Capital, Economic Development, Household Poverty, Per capita income


Purpose: Different socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of households have been examined over time, across the world. Developing countries are struggling and striving to achieve the path of economic development.

Methodology: The present study has based on primary data, collected through a household survey during the year 2019. Human capital constitutes education, health, skills and on-the-job training are the most significantly related to the prosperity of the households.

Findings: The results of the study conclude human capital is the most significant and influential factor that would play a vital role in promoting the prosperity and development of the Southern Punjab, Pakistan.

Implications: Government should develop various projects to promote education in Pakistan. Vocational training schools would help to enhance the skills of the households.


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How to Cite
Shah, S. Z. A., Chaudhry, I. S., & Farooq, F. (2021). Examining the Poverty Human Capital and Economic Development Nexus in Pakistan: Evidence from Southern Punjab. Journal of Business and Social Review in Emerging Economies, 7(3), 773-783. https://doi.org/10.26710/jbsee.v7i3.1920