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Poverty in Afghanistan: Temporal and Spatial Patterns

  • Mohammad Hakim Haider
  • Sumit Kumar
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Abstract

In this chapter, the incidence, the intensity and severity of poverty are analysed over a period of time. The spatial pattern of poverty across eight broad geographical regions and 34 provinces of Afghanistan is also analysed. These issues are also explored for urban, rural, and nomadic people of Afghanistan. The problem of poverty is more acute in the North-eastern and Southern provinces compared to East and Central provinces.

Keywords

Incidence Spatial Severity Temporal Provinces Regional imbalances 

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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

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