Poverty in Rural Bangladesh : A Comparative Study of Poverty Rates and Measuring Methods
バングラデシュの農村における貧困 : 貧困率と測定方法の比較研究

Md. Taufiqul ISLAM, Kenichi OMORI
Journal of the Japanese Society of Agricultural Technology Management  
To increase the attention paid to the poor in development policy and action, it is important to address conditions leading to poverty in rural areas. Over 80 percent of Bangladesh"s population lives in rural areas, where poverty is a very common preblem. The present study examines the poverty conditions in rural Bangladesh from 1974 to 1999. The study shows that the rate of poverty is c]early higher in rural areas than in urban areas, and also that poverty lines vary from region to region. The
more » ... resent study also addresses the various definitions and metrics of poverty. Without a definition of poverty apd appropriate measure, it is difficult to deterrnine the intensity of efforts needed to al]eviate poverty. Key Words IBangladesh, rural areas, poverty rate, poverty concept, poverty measure lntroduction Poverty has been a constant presence in human history, but its meaning has changed through time, Most people in traditional societies were poor, and this was accepted as natural and unavoidable. The current understanding,
doi:10.20809/seisan.11.2_89 fatcat:c7wfgzpkazf5defcgmwqvi7h2m