How do Poverty and Income Inequality affect Economic Growth in Developing Countries?


  • Hamza Saleem Ph.D Scholar, School of Management, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
  • Fatima Farooq Associate Professor of Economics, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Aurmaghan Ph.D Scholar, School of Economics, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan



Poverty, Economic Growth, Development, Inequality


The major objective of this research is to examine the relationship between poverty, income inequality and economic growth from some selected developing countries. This study uses panel data for the period of 2002-2015. All the data is taken from world development indicators (WDI). To find out the results, we have used Hausman test an econometrics technique for panel data in this research. The results of the study indicate that poverty and income inequality have a negative impact on economic growth on the other hand Gross capital formation, labor force, total population and government consumption and expenditure have a positive impact on economic growth. The result tells us that changes in these variables have a significant and positive effect on the dependent variable. To achieve the goal of economic growth developing countries should reduce poverty and take meaningful steps to overcome the problem of inequality in the society which can be very helpful in achieving the goal of economic growth.


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How to Cite

Saleem, H. ., Farooq, F. ., & Aurmaghan, M. . . (2021). How do Poverty and Income Inequality affect Economic Growth in Developing Countries?. Review of Applied Management and Social Sciences, 4(2), 547-558.

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