This study examines the determinants of poverty among households in Madulla division, Moneragala District, Sri Lanka. In order to identify the relationship between demographic, economic and socio-characteristics and poverty among households in Madulla Division, a regression analysis is used. Further, this study examines the income distribution among household by using micro-level income data.The regression analysis clearly indicates that, variables such as dependency ratio and size of the households significantly and positively affect the poverty level. We also find that income level of the household and number of employed person of the household significantly and negatively affect poverty level. Also, educational level and nature of earning have positive impact but not significant.
Gini coefficient, income distribution, poverty determinants, Sri Lanka
Mallika Appuhamilage Kumudini Sriyalatha "Determinants Of Poverty Among Households In Monaragala District Sri Lanka" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 2 Issue 7 2019 Page 64-74
Mallika Appuhamilage Kumudini Sriyalatha "Determinants Of Poverty Among Households In Monaragala District Sri Lanka" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 2(7)