The Dynamics of Poverty in Rural Bangladesh: Insights from Life Histories

This policy brief summarizes interim findings of part three of a three-part quantitative and qualitative research study into the dynamics of poverty, which was collaboratively undertaken by researchers of the Chronic Poverty Research Centre, the International Food Policy Research Institute, and Data Analysis and Technical Assistance, Ltd. Part three of the study integrated a quantitative panel survey of 1,787 core households with a subsample of 293 qualitative life history interviews conducted in 160 households in 8 districts of rural Bangladesh in the spring and summer of 2007. The aim of the interviews was to explore the dynamics of poverty and the main drivers of change in people’s lives, thereby drawing implications for policy aimed at reducing poverty and protecting the poorest.

Bob Baulch
Peter Davis
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IFPRI/Chronic Poverty Research Centre
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