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Table 13 German correlation sensitive poverty index (GCSPI).

From: Government input support on Aus rice production in Bangladesh: impact on farmers’ food security and poverty situation

Indicators Households’ categories Weights
Supported (n = 60) Non-supported (n = 60)
No. of households deprived (√) or privileged (×) based on the indicators
× ×
Health      
 Subjective health condition, either poor or bad 22/60 38/60 27/60 33/60 1/12
 Lack of physical and mental health condition due to health impairments 9/60 51/60 8/60 52/60 1/12
Education      
 Less than 9 years of schooling 33/60 27/60 41/60 19/60 1/12
 Neither graduation nor training qualification 45/60 15/60 54/60 6/60 1/12
Employment      
 Unemployed status of activity 0/60 60/60 0/60 60/60 1/18
 Working with below minimum wage 13/60 47/60 9/60 51/60 1/18
 Working hour at least 8 h 28/60 32/60 36/60 24/60 1/18
Housing      
 In urgent need of complete renovation to avoid the danger of breaking down 5/60 55/60 13/60 47/60 1/18
 Lack of comfortable amenities 44/60 16/60 56/60 4/60 1/18
 Living space below minimum requirement (45 sq. metre) 10/60 50/60 17/60 43/60 1/18
Mobility      
 No personal vehicle available and public transport more than 20 min away 20/60 40/60 17/60 43/60 1/12
 Insecure or dangerous neighbourhood 6/60 54/60 0/60 60/60 1/12
Income      
 Monthly household income below breadline (11,479 Tk.) 3/60 57/60 8/60 52/60 1/6
 Score of the households 0.290 0.710 0.348 0.652
Intensity of poverty (%)      
 Deprived (√) households 29.0   34.8   
 Privileged (×) households 71.0   65.2   
  1. Score of deprived supported households = (22/60 × 1/12) + (9/60 × 1/12) + (33/60 × 1/12) + (45/60 × 1/12) + (0/60 × 1/18) + (13/60 × 1/18) + (28/60 × 1/18) + (5/60 × 1/18) + (44/60 × 1/18) + (10/60 × 1/18) + (20/60 × 1/12) + (6/60 × 1/12) + (3/60 × 1/6) = 0.290; score of privileged supported households = (38/60 × 1/12) + (51/60 × 1/12) + (27/60 × 1/12) + (15/60 × 1/12) + (60/60 × 1/18) + (47/60 × 1/18) + (32/60 × 1/18) + (55/60 × 1/18) + (16/60 × 1/18) + (50/60 × 1/18) + (40/60 × 1/12) + (54/60 × 1/12) + (57/60 × 1/6) = 0.710; scores of deprived or privileged non-supported households were calculated accordingly; percentage of deprived supported households = 0.290 × 100 = 29.0; percentage of privileged supported households = 0.710 × 100 = 71.0; percentages of deprived or privileged non-supported households were calculated accordingly