Measurement and identification of Poverty in Preparation for the World we want after 2015

Measurement and identification of Poverty in Preparation for the World we want after 2015

Author by Dr. Monisola Alao

Journal/Publisher: Iosr Journals Of Economics And Finance

Volume/Edition: 6

Language: English

Pages: 39 - 52

Abstract

The main objective of the research work was to review the different measure of poverty with a view of highlighting the best that can be used to identify the poor in the society for proper poverty alleviation policy implementation in both rural and urban areas of Nigeria. To achieve this primary data were collected from Egbeda Local Government Area, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Questionnaires were administered to 200 household heads but 140 questionnaires were successfully returned. The data collected through the administration of questionnaires were analyzed using the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) approach in line with Alkire-Foster Multidimensional measurement. The testing was done at 33.33?privation level of multidimensional poverty. The major findings showed that there is no multidimensional poverty in Egbeda Local Government Area, Ibadan and 52 out of the 140 people investigated was multidimensional poor. This research work also shows the current situation of the people in Egbeda Local Government Area and the different indicators of multidimensional poverty in which the people in this study area are deprived. The recommendations of this work suggest that the government should incorporate other poverty attributes instead of focusing primarily on moving people out of certain income poverty level.  Amongst others, some recommendations in this work suggest that there is need to improve the access to electricity and also prioritize the rehabilitation of the health care facilities in Egbeda Local Government Area, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria


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