Investigating the Poverty Human Capital and Economic Development Nexus in Dera Ghazi Khan Division: An Econometric Analysis

  • 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
Keywords: Human Capital, Economic Development, Household Poverty, Per capita income

Abstract

Purpose: The present study focuses on the D. G. Khan division, which is one of the important divisions of Southern Punjab, Pakistan. Being less developed, this study tries to find out different factors that can contribute to the betterment of this region.

Design/Methodology/Approach: The study was based on primary data collected during the year 2019 using the Binomial Logit and Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) regression techniques.

Findings: The findings revealed that human capital is the most significant factor that can contribute to alleviating poverty and promoting the development of the D.G. Khan division.

Implications/Originality/Value: It is suggested from the present study that development expenditures on projects like schools, colleges and universities are mandatory for the promotion of human capital and prosperity of the households in the D.G. Khan division.

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Published
2021-12-31
How to Cite
Shah, S. Z. A., & Chaudhry, I. S. (2021). Investigating the Poverty Human Capital and Economic Development Nexus in Dera Ghazi Khan Division: An Econometric Analysis. Journal of Business and Social Review in Emerging Economies, 7(4), 809-819. https://doi.org/10.26710/jbsee.v7i4.1921