A Two-Factor Model to Investigate the Effect of Time and Location to the Total Consumption Poverty Lines (TCPL) in Zimbabwe
American Journal of Theoretical and Applied Statistics
Volume 5, Issue 2, March 2016, Pages: 39-48
Received: Jan. 27, 2016;
Accepted: Feb. 8, 2016;
Published: Mar. 1, 2016
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Romeo Mawonike, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Great Zimbabwe University, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
Blessing Chigunyeni, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Great Zimbabwe University, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
Poverty is rampant throughout the entire country of Zimbabwe and is smelt everywhere as its wave penetrates every sector of the economy. Zimbabwe’s poverty is directly linked to its extremely high unemployment rate. Men, women, and youth are all affected by unemployment, including university graduates, as a number of industries and businesses have closed over the years, due to decline in tobacco exports, and the loss of revenue from the mining and farming sectors. Geographical location has a significant role in determining the income one has to spend to earn a living as there is some disparity in total consumption poverty lines with different provinces. Financial assistance or aids also varies in volume with the nature of province. In this paper, we seek to investigate whether Total consumption poverty line in Zimbabwe varies with time (type of month) and or with geographical location (the type of province into which one lives). We further seek to investigate which provinces share the same TCPL and which ones are most affected. We apply an ordinary Two–Factor Factorial Design to conclude our investigation.
A Two-Factor Model to Investigate the Effect of Time and Location to the Total Consumption Poverty Lines (TCPL) in Zimbabwe, American Journal of Theoretical and Applied Statistics.
Vol. 5, No. 2,
2016, pp. 39-48.
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