Pakistan Poverty Statistics: Estimates for 2011
This research paper provides poverty statistics estimated from the latest available household survey data. The estimates show that an overall 38 percent of the population was poor according to the methodology adopted for this study during the year 2010-11. The incidence, depth and severity of rural poverty are relatively higher as compared to urban areas. The estimates also indicate an increase of about 8 percentage points in the poverty incidence since 2004-05. Mount in rural poverty is relatively higher as compared with the growth in its urban counterpart.