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Comparative Assessment of Poverty Status of Migrating Families in Khartoum State (A Case Study of Droushab and Arkawiet Residential areas)

Comparative Assessment of Poverty Status of Migrating Families in Khartoum State (A Case Study of Droushab and Arkawiet Residential areas)

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Title: Comparative Assessment of Poverty Status of Migrating Families in Khartoum State (A Case Study of Droushab and Arkawiet Residential areas)
Author: Ahmed, EL Khitma EL Awad Mohamed
Abstract: The primary concern of this study is to assess the extent, intensity, depth, and causes of poverty in Arkaweit and Droushab areas in Khartoum State. Specifically the study aimed at assessing the impact of income on consumption pattern and the tendency of income distribution among the population to determine the various indicators of poverty existence in these two areas. The study used primary and secondary data to conduct analysis and identify poverty indicators using a simple random sample of the population. The adopted conceptual framework assumed that environmental degradation and recent economic policies have been considered as the main causes of poverty in most parts of Sudan. A comparison was made between the two areas to reveal the similarities and differences between them. Droushab suffers from deprivation in education, health and employment. Income- expenditure gap was explained by the increase in consumer prices. Two third of expenditure of the poor families was on food, other basic needs received less spending. The most disturbing feature is that, poverty was found to be high, deep and severe in both areas but it was more serious in Droushab. Inequity in income distribution was higher in Droushab than Arkaweit. Spread of poverty and income inequity rising are seen as a side effect of privatization and liberalization and lack of people endowments. The study recommends that: Some insurance must be provided to those who are vulnerable to risk. Investment in agriculture is highly recommended Empowerment of the poor through ensuring their access to productive assets to enable them to increase their earnings. Micro-credit program is an important policy measure to raise income of the poor. Employment opportunities should be expanded. Expansion of public spending on education and other social services. Greater attention must be given to income inequity and its causes to accelerate poverty reduction
Description: 2003
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/10377
Date: 2015-05-07


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