Determinant of Poverty

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Determinants of poverty


Background to the study The translation of consumption into welfare units is a function of various physiological characteristics such as age and sex of recipient, and environmental factors ( The possession of assets is a measure of the socio-economic status of the household. According to the 2002 Uganda Population and Housing census main report, majority (79%) of the households owned the houses they lived in especially in rural areas with 86% compared to urban areas (30%).

Poverty has got many definitions. Poverty refers to whether households have enough resources or capabilities to meet their needs. Poverty is usually based on a comparison of incomes, consumption, education and other attributes.
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Therefore the information that will be attained pertaining to this study will be pertinent to the relevant authorities such as NGOs, and government in their policy formulations as regard to poverty reduction in order to improve the quality of life of households.

The results of this survey will greatly benefit fellow academicians by contributing to the body of already existing knowledge in relation to this topic.


It’s hoped that it will enhance collaboration between government, NGOs, and the LCs of Mukono district for effective implementation of policy measures aimed at poverty reduction.

1.6 Scope of the study

The study specifically covered the entire Mukono district. It basically collected data on all socio-economic aspects of the households, household consumption expenditure, access to means of transport, access to information, and on various socio and economic characteristics of community at the local council level.

METHODOLOGY 3.0 Introduction

This chapter gives the procedure of work. It thus states places from which data was collected, the methods of presentation, order of analysis, the different test statistics that will be used in the analysis and the rejection criterion for the different test statistics.

3.1 Data sources Primary data will be used for analysis. It was collected from Uganda National Household survey 2002/2003.

Objectives of UNHS are much wider aimed at collecting data in
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