POVERTY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AMONG THE MISHING TRIBE IN ASSAM
This paper examines the uni-dimensional and multi-dimensional of poverty among the Mishing tribe in Dheamji and Sivasagar districts of Assam. Attempts have been made to examine the relationship between Human development Index (HDI) and Multi-dimensional of Poverty Index (MPI). Results show that incidence, depth and severity to poverty are high in Dhemaji district as compared to that of Sivasagar district and the relative poverty is high in Sivasagar district as compared to Dhemaji district due to intensity of flood, remoteness and nature of occupation. The HDI is negatively associated with MPI. Among the three dimensions of MPI, standard of living dimension is prime determinant of HDI value. It is concluded that Government and civil society must take policies to prevent economic and health shocks, reduce natural risk and build human resilience to reduce poverty, promote capabilities and protect choices.
Key words: Poverty, MPI, HDI, Mishing tribe, Assam
JEL Codes: I320, O150, C2
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