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Introduction

  • Motiur Rahman
  • Noriatsu Matsui
  • Yukio Ikemoto
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Abstract

Development efforts of the Bangladeshi government since independence in 1971 have emphasised poverty reduction through economic growth, employment generation and the provision of social services. The UN Millennium Development Goals include halving the proportion of poor people in Bangladesh between 1990 and 2015. This necessitates reducing the proportion of poor from 56.6 % in 1990/1991 to 29 % by 2015. Although the commitment of the government to poverty reduction is strong, the development efforts did not meet set goals and about 40 % of the country’s population still lives in poverty.

Keywords

Social Capital Food Insecurity Poverty Line Markov Chain Model Poverty Dynamic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Motiur Rahman
    • 1
  • Noriatsu Matsui
    • 2
  • Yukio Ikemoto
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Statistical Research and TrainingUniversity of DhakaDhakaBangladesh
  2. 2.Faculty of EconomicsTeikyo UniversityHachioji, TokyoJapan
  3. 3.Institute for Advanced Studies on AsiaThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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