Energy, Communication, Health, Irrigation and Security Infrastructure and its impact on Household Poverty in Pakistan: A Case Study of District Rajanpur, Punjab

  • Furrukh Bashir Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan. Pakistan.
  • Ismat Nasim Government Sadiq College Women University, Bahawalpur, Pakistan.
  • Rashid Ahmad Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan.
  • Saddam Hussain Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan.
Keywords: Energy, Irrigation, Health, Education, Security, Poverty

Abstract

Infrastructure plays a pivotal role in economic development and for reduction of Households Poverty. The present study aims at investigating the effect of various kinds of infrastructure like Energy, Communication, Health, Irrigation, and Security on Households Poverty in one of the most under-developed districts of Pakistan namely Rajanpur. The survey was conducted for this purpose in the rural and urban areas and the researchers were successful to collect primary data from 300 households. The outcome of logistic regression suggests that Infrastructure in its various kinds i.e. Energy, Communication, Health, Irrigation, and Security are found as sources of lower Households Poverty. Moreover, Age, Education, Income, and value of assets tend to reduce Households poverty while Households poverty is increasing due to large family size and in urban areas of District Rajanpur. It is suggested that Government should give special attention to the provision of 5G internet technologies, access to clean drinking water, and disbursal of soft loans for the solar systems for the under-developed districts of Pakistan.

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Author Biographies

Furrukh Bashir, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan. Pakistan.

Assistant Professor, School of Economics

Ismat Nasim, Government Sadiq College Women University, Bahawalpur, Pakistan.

Lecturer, Department of Economics

Rashid Ahmad, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan.

Assistant Professor, School of Economics

Saddam Hussain, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan.

PhD Scholar, School of Economics

Published
2021-09-30
How to Cite
Bashir, F., Nasim, I., Ahmad, R., & Hussain, S. (2021). Energy, Communication, Health, Irrigation and Security Infrastructure and its impact on Household Poverty in Pakistan: A Case Study of District Rajanpur, Punjab. Pakistan Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 9(2), 217-226. https://doi.org/10.52131/pjhss.2021.0902.0125
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