Title : Profiling Urban Poverty in Bangladesh: A Multidimensional Approach

Authors : Tamgid Chowdhury

Abstract : This paper argues that those developing countries which are experiencing rapid urbanization (such as Bangladesh) will face significant threat in national development if customized and targeted actions are not taken in order to reduce urban poverty. Heavy concentration on rural poverty alleviation and using similar poverty reduction strategy package for urban areas may not be equally effective. To address the issue of ‘better targeting’, present study offers a multidimensional poverty/functioning achievement model development approach by using structural equation modeling. Then, by considering Bangladesh as a case study, an urban poverty model has been constructed which can capture economic, social, political, cultural and religious aspects of poverty. Results of the study revealed that urban poor are more inclined towards Social Functioning achievements compared to Economic dimensions of poverty and have shown their priorities towards dimensions such as Freedom, Participation in the society and Empowerment. Methodology of the study is ‘participatory’ as it is based on 435 samples collected randomly from four divisional headquarters of Bangladesh.

Journal : Volume : Year : 2015 Issue :
Pages : 1 City : Istanbul Edition : Editors :
Publisher : Abstracts of ADVED15- International Conference on Advances in Education and Social Sciences ISBN : 978-605-64453-4-7 Book : Chapter :
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