Distinguishing Characteristics of Poor in Afghanistan

  • Mohammad Hakim Haider
  • Sumit Kumar


In this chapter comparison of the poor and non-poor on various household specific attributes is conducted. The distinguishing characteristics of poor are identified by using total consumption-based poverty line. High dependency ratio, low education level, fewer ownership of assets, inferior housing conditions, and low access to basic education and health are some of the characteristics of the Afghan poor.


Consumption poverty Dependency ratio Assets Education Housing 


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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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