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IJTEF 2010 Vol.1(3): 303-308 ISSN: 2010-023X
DOI: 10.7763/IJTEF.2010.V1.54

Assessing the Poverty Bias of Growth in Agriculture Sector: Evidence from Pakistan

Khalid Zaman, Muhammad Mushtaq Khan, and Mehboob Ahmad

Abstract—The aim of this study is to examine the potential impact of agriculture growth on the poors in Pakistan during 1964-2006. This research is extended within the phenomena of Poverty Bias of Growth (PBG) as proposed by McCulloch and Baulch (2000) in the literature. The cumulative outcome of four decades (43 years) is anti-poor. The results of impulse response analysis, indicate that one standard error shock to agricultural growth have negative impact on rural poverty, while one shock in income inequality causes rural poverty to fall up to next 10 years. At last, one error shock to poverty causes agriculture income to deteriorate in the next 10 years.

Index Terms—Rural Household Income, Poverty, Income Inequality, Poverty Bias of Growth, Impulse Response function, Agriculture, Pakistan.

Khalid Zaman, Assistant Professor, Department of Management Sciences, COMSATS institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad, Pakistan (+92-(0)-334-898-2744; fax: +92-(0992-383-441; e-mail: khalidzaman@ciit.net.pk).
Muhammad Mushtaq Khan, Head of the Department, Management Sciences, COMSATS institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad, Pakistan (e-mail: khanmm@ciit.net.pk).
Mehboob Ahmad, Professor Management Sciences, Foundation University Institute of Engineering & Management Sciences, Fauji Foundation Educational Complex, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. (e-mail: mmehboobahmad@gmail.com).
Khalid Zaman, Muhammad Mushtaq Khan, Mehboob Ahmad, Department of Management Sciences, a COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad and b Foundation University Institute of Engineering & Management Sciences (FUIEMS), Fauji Foundation Educational Complex, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

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Cite: Khalid Zaman, Muhammad Mushtaq Khan, Mehboob Ahma, "(Assessing the Poverty Bias of Growth in Agriculture Sector: Evidence from Pakistan)," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 303-308, 2010.

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