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Poverty, Income Distribution and Social Development in Lahore

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  • Hyder, Kalim
  • Sikander, Muhammad Usman

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In this paper we present a comparative analysis of poverty and income inequality prevalent in the seven towns of Lahore. Further, an analysis of gender inequality and overall social development is presented by considering education, health, and labor market conditions. We have computed the Herfindahl Index, Gini Coefficient, ratio of share of income of the bottom 20% to the top 20% and Sen index in this study. Finally, a composite index of social development is estimated and on the basis of this, index ranking of each town is outlined. Nishter Town is the least socially developed town whereas Aziz Bhatti, Shalimar, and Allama Iqbal towns are less socially developed as compared to Ravi, Cantt and Gunj Buksh towns.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 30531.

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Date of creation: Sep 2007
Date of revision: Apr 2010
Publication status: Published in PAKISTAN BUSINESS REVIEW April.12(1)(2010): pp. 93-109
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:30531

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Keywords: Poverty; Income distribution; Gini; Lorenz curve; Gender inequality; Social Development; Lahore; Pakistan;

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