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Mohamadzadeh P, Fallahi F, Hekmati Farid S. Poverty and its Determinants in the Iranian Urban Households. JEMR. 2010; 1 (2) :41-64
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The Poverty measurement and its determinants are the most important factors in poverty alleviation programs. In this paper, we estimate poverty line and its dimensions by using Linear Expenditure System. To that end, we use household level data from the Statistics Center of Iran during the period of 1994-2008. We examine the main determinants of poverty for urban households using a probit model. In this model, we assess the impact of key household characteristics on poverty. The results show that the poverty likelihood decreases if the educational level of the head of the household increases. In addition, the chance of being poor declines in a household headed by a male. The age of the head of the household, the ratio of income earners in the household, and the household size are other factors that have a significant role in the probability of being poor.
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: رشد و توسعه و سیاست های کلان
Received: 2010/09/7 | Accepted: 2011/06/25 | Published: 2011/03/15

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