Poverty in Afghanistan

Causes, Consequences, and Coping Mechanisms

  • Mohammad Hakim Haider
  • Sumit Kumar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Mohammad Hakim Haider, Sumit Kumar
    Pages 1-25
  3. Mohammad Hakim Haider, Sumit Kumar
    Pages 27-47
  4. Mohammad Hakim Haider, Sumit Kumar
    Pages 49-66
  5. Mohammad Hakim Haider, Sumit Kumar
    Pages 67-93
  6. Mohammad Hakim Haider, Sumit Kumar
    Pages 95-125
  7. Mohammad Hakim Haider, Sumit Kumar
    Pages 127-144
  8. Mohammad Hakim Haider, Sumit Kumar
    Pages 145-151
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 153-154

About this book


This book examines the patterns, characteristics, causes and coping mechanisms of the poor in Afghanistan applying econometric and statistical techniques. The authors address and identify the extent of poverty in Afghanistan over the years, the spatial patterns and regional imbalances of poverty in Afghanistan, the distinguishing characteristics of the poor in Afghanistan, and explore shocks faced by the poor in Afghanistan as well as subsequent coping strategies. Based on household level data collected under the ‘National Risk Vulnerability Assessment’ (NRVA) survey of 2003, 2005, 2007/08 and 2011/12 of Afghanistan, the authors identify options that may enable policy makers and other stakeholders to further enable the inclusion of the poor in development processes and to successfully cope with poverty and its adverse outcomes. This short book will be of interest to students, researchers, academicians, policymakers, international agencies and NGOs at international and national levels.


Poverty Vulnerable to poverty Poverty in Afghanistan Economic theories of poverty Calorie poverty line Food poverty line Total consumption poverty line Logistic regression model Shocks and coping strategies of the poor Afghan economy National Risk Vulnerability Assessment

Authors and affiliations

  • Mohammad Hakim Haider
    • 1
  • Sumit Kumar
    • 2
  1. 1.Academy of Sciences of AfghanistanKabulAfghanistan
  2. 2.Sri Guru Granth Sahib World UniversityFatehgarh SahibIndia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-10858-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-10859-5
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