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The determinants of household consumption and poverty in Fiji

Gounder, Neelesh N. (2012) The determinants of household consumption and poverty in Fiji. Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Griffith University.

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Abstract

This paper uses household survey data to model the determinants of household consumption and poverty in Fiji. A multivariate analysis is conducted to ascertain those household characteristics that correlate with household welfare and poverty. The ordinary least squares (OLS) estimation results suggest that higher levels of education, supporting agricultural growth policies in rural areas and reallocation of labour to the formal sector of the economy are likely to be effective in reducing poverty at the household level. The robustness of the results is checked by estimating a probit model. The probit estimates show the coefficients are robust to an alternative empirical approach.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Economics
Depositing User: Neelesh Gounder
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2014 14:54
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2016 15:26
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/7141
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