International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Statistics | Nigeria | Volume 3 Issue 5, May 2014 | Rating: 6.4 / 10

Inequality; Poverty and Vulnerability: Exploring the Interaction Mechanism

Chukwunonso Gerald Iheoma [2]

Abstract: This study attempts to provide empirical evidence on the nature of the interaction between inequality; poverty and vulnerability so as to stimulate an informed debate on the strategies for overcoming the development challenges they pose. Findings show that contrary to theoretical speculations and policy anticipations; there exists no statistically significant relationship between inequality; poverty and vulnerability. These variables are found to be mutually exclusive; inter-independent; distinct and unreinforced by one another in their operations. Instead; other variables such as health and education expenditures; per capita income; and household income are found to be significantly correlated with inequality; poverty and vulnerability. This implies that; although inequality; poverty and vulnerability do not impact and reinforce each other; there are other factors that have significant impact on them.

Keywords: inequality, poverty, vulnerability, development

Edition: Volume 3 Issue 5, May 2014,

Pages: 909 - 916

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