Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

Structure of Rural Income in Pakistan.Some Preliminary Estimates

Contents:

Author Info

  • FAIZ MOHAMMAD

    (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad)

  • GHULAM BADAR

    (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad)

Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    The main objective of this paper is to study the rural income distribution in Pakistan by determining income accruing to farm and non-farm households from various assets held by them. Most of the existing literature on income distribution in Pakistan [3; 4; 8; 10; 12; 14; 17] focuses either on aggregate income or only on income from crops and classifiesrural households by their income level. It ignores the internal structure of income as well as one of the main distinguishingfeatures of rural households, namely their relation to land.1 Ina developing country, however, the internal structure of income is likely to change with changes in the level of income. It is therefore important to assess the contribution of an individual factor (asset) to the overall income of a household and its impact on income inequality. Moreover in the case of Pakistan where land is becoming increasingly scarce for small farmers [7; 11] it should be interesting to know how these farmers are trying to "fight back" the pressure on their land with alternative sources of income.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://www.pide.org.pk/pdf/PDR/1985/Volume3-4/385-403.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Article provided by Pakistan Institute of Development Economics in its journal The Pakistan Development Review.

    Volume (Year): 24 (1985)
    Issue (Month): 3-4 ()
    Pages: 385-403

    as in new window
    Handle: RePEc:pid:journl:v:24:y:1985:i:3-4:p:385-403

    Contact details of provider:
    Postal: P.O.Box 1091, Islamabad-44000
    Phone: (92)(51)9248051
    Fax: (92)(51)9248065
    Email:
    Web page: http://www.pide.org.pk
    More information through EDIRC

    Related research

    Keywords:

    References

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
    as in new window
    1. Mohammad, Irfan & Amjad, Rashid, 1994. "Poverty in rural Pakistan," MPRA Paper 38335, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Zafar Mahmood, 1984. "Income Inequality in Pakistan. An Analysis of Existing Evidence," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 23(2-3), pages 365-379.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:pid:journl:v:24:y:1985:i:3-4:p:385-403. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Khurram Iqbal).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.