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Poverty and Labour Market Correlates in Nepalese Economy

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Title: Poverty and Labour Market Correlates in Nepalese Economy
Authors: Acharya, Sanjaya Browse this author
Keywords: Poverty
Per Capita Income
Labour Market
Labour Productivity
Issue Date: Jul-2005
Publisher: Faculty of Economics, Hokkaido University
Journal Title: Economic journal of Hokkaido University
Volume: 34
Start Page: 193
End Page: 213
Abstract: This paper investigates poverty trends in Nepal using three sets of national survey data. It covers the period 1976/77 - 1996/97, divided between 1976/77 - 1984/85 and 1984/85 - 1996/97. We have made a decomposition analysis of poverty in terms of the Foster-Greer-Thorbecke indices. Using a common poverty line to cover all the income distribution data available from the national surveys, we have reached the firm conclusion that poverty declined in Nepal during 1976/77 - 1984/85 but increased during 1984/85 - 1996/97. Tracing the changes in labour productivity for the same periods, we found that the level of poverty correlated highly with changes in labour productivity, especially in the agricultural sectors. (JEL Classification: D63, I31, I32, J21, J24, J38)
Type: bulletin (article)
Appears in Collections:Economic Journal of Hokkaido University > Vol. 34

Submitter: Sanjaya Acharya

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