WSEAS Transactions on Business and Economics
Print ISSN: 1109-9526, E-ISSN: 2224-2899
Volume 12, 2015
Asset-Based Determinants of Poverty Intensity: A Meso-Level Application in the Philippines
Author: Catherine Roween C. Almaden
Abstract: This study aimed to determine relationship between poverty intensity and livelihood assets classified as natural capital, human capital, physical capital, financial capital and social capital in Barangay Lumbia, Cagayn de Oro City, Philippines. A total of 629 households were surveyed using the Community-based Monitoring System (CBMS) instrument. The poverty intensity was based on the official poverty line measurement in the country. This served as the basis for estimation of the poverty intensity. The assets were indicated by selected factors from the household survey. Scoring was developed for each component of assets. The generated scores were illustrated into the asset pentagon to show the overall situation for each type of asset in a given community. The study then proceeded to determine the relationship between poverty intensity and livelihood assets by applying the multivariate analysis. The multivariate results showed that the higher the human, financial and social capital, the lower the poverty intensity.
Keywords: Livelihood assets, poverty intensity, poverty line
Pages: 88-98WSEAS Transactions on Business and Economics, ISSN / E-ISSN: 1109-9526 / 2224-2899, Volume 12, 2015, Art. #9