An Empirical Study of Factors Affecting Poverty Level Among Albanian Families

Lindita Mukli, Rezarta Mersini


Poverty threshold defined as the minimum expenditure basket of food, other known as consumption, provides an adult approximately 2,100 calories per day, in addition to a multiplier of other essential goods. The income needed to meet this minimum threshold is about 1.5 Euros per adult a day, or approximately 50 Euros per adult a month. Population having income values below this threshold is considered to be living in poverty. Literature suggests that a country's economic development, migration, welfare, education of family members, family composition, economic assistance, rural or urban development, are important factors affecting poverty threshold value. The purpose of this study is to analyze the impact of employment status, family composition, education of parents, migration, and family residential area on poverty.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n11p646

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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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