Poverty in Pakistan



The paper in the study of poverty in Pakistan is aimed at the analysis of macroeconomic determinants of poverty. It reviews the empirical literature on poverty in Pakistan over the last thirty years. The literature varies from published research papers to the different reports produced by the national and the international institutions. It also estimates the impact of different causes of poverty like growth rate, inflation, development expenditures, defense expenditures, foreign remittances, foreign investment, foreign aid etc. through the data made available by economic survey of Pakistan, fifty years of Pakistan statistics and the world development indicators. The paper also gives the policy recommendations on the social safety nets like micro finance and Zakat and education, health and housing facilities through which poverty can be eradicated from the country.