publication . Article . 1997

Macroeconomic Policies and their Impact on Poverty Alleviation in Pakistan

Rashid Amjad; A.R. Kemal;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 1997 Journal: The Pakistan Development Review, volume 36, pages 39-68 (issn: 0030-9729, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Pakistan Institute of Developemnt Economics (PIDE)
<jats:p>The paper provides a consistent time-series of poverty estimates for the period 1963- 64 to 1992-93 for both the rural as well as the urban areas, examines the influence of macroeconomic policies on the poverty levels, analyses the impact of Structural Adjustment Programmes on the levels of poverty, and suggests a strategy for poverty alleviation in Pakistan. The paper explores in particular the influence on poverty of such factors as economic growth, agricultural growth, terms of trade for the agriculture sector, industrial production, rate of inflation, employment, wages, remittances, and the tax structure. While the paper cautions that on account of t...
free text keywords: Structural adjustment, Economics, Terms of trade, Labour economics, Informal sector, Subsidy, Basic needs, Indirect tax, Poverty, Public expenditure
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