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Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

First Advisor

Ken Brown

Second Advisor

Imam Alam

Keywords

Poverty--Government policy--Cambodia; Cambodia--Economic conditions--21st century;

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to determine if the Royal Government of Cambodia’s most recent poverty alleviation strategy addresses the causes of poverty. This paper includes an ordinary least squares regression that analyzes the determinants of poverty in low and middle income countries. The dependent variable is the percent of a country’s population that is below the international poverty line. The results of this regression analysis show that in low or middle income countries the logarithm of GDP per capita, the percent of the population that is rural, and the logarithm of democracy rating are negatively related to the percent of the population below the international poverty line. A low or middle income country’s percent of the population (ages 15 to 49) with HIV is positively related to poverty levels. All of these independent variables are statistically significant at the 1 percent level. This study finds that the Royal Government of Cambodia’s most recent poverty alleviation strategy paper, the National Strategic Development Plan of 2009-2013, does address these determinants of poverty1 .

Date of Award

2014

Department

Department of Economics

University Honors Designation

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors

Date Original

2014

Object Description

1 PDF file (32 pages)

Language

EN

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