Volume 25, Issue 2 (Summer 2020)                   JPBUD 2020, 25(2): 25-43 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Professor, Faculty of Economics, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.
2- Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.
3- Student and Researcher in Economics, Shahid Beheshti University, Terhan, Iran and Lugano University, Switzerland , mokhtm@usi.ch
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An accurate, and time-based poverty measurement is crucial in future policymaking as well as assessing the impact of welfare policies implemented on poverty. This study has used Multidimensional Poverty Index to calculate the various dimensions of poverty as well as the trend of changes in this index for the whole country and to compare its trend from 2006 to 2018 in all provinces of Iran in both urban and rural areas. These insights provide more accurate images of the location and dimensions of poverty, and they help to illuminate the path for future research on the causes of poverty, and also to design and target the supportive policies more effectively. The results of this paper show that multidimensional poverty in rural and suburban areas is higher than the urban areas, yet it shows slightly decreasing poverty trend. The policy message of this study necessitates a major focus on poverty alleviation in rural and suburban areas.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: economic development, regional economics and growth
Received: Mar 27 2020 | Accepted: Oct 11 2020 | ePublished: Feb 17 2021

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