Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2020)

Poverty Groups Identification and Assessment of Poverty Alleviation Programs in Rural China

Authors
Zeng Zhen, Zhu Mengxian
Corresponding Author
Zhu Mengxian
Available Online 1 May 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200428.040How to use a DOI?
Keywords
rural China, rural poverty, poverty alleviation programs, accusation rule, k-medoids clustering, multiple factor analysis
Abstract

This study analyzed the outcomes of 194 individuals living in rural poverty in Guizhou Province using data obtained from a poverty alleviation information system together with several machine-learning tools. First, four dimensions were abstracted from a multiple factor analysis: family background and work condition, self-development, regional context, and health status and labor capacity. Second, five heterogeneous groups were identified through k-medoids clustering based on the above dimensions. The results showed that the most significant differences among poverty groups were related to health status and household size. The effectiveness of poverty alleviation programs for the different poverty groups was then evaluated. By employing association rule mining, we showed that education assistance is effective in poverty groups in relatively ‘good’ condition but not in others, whereas the ‘Minimum Living Standard’ program failed in all groups, particularly when it was the sole program. Thus, our study indicated that additional targeted alleviation programs should be implemented to address the needs of different poverty groups, especially in terms of education assistance, medical care, and medical prevention programs.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
1 May 2020
ISBN
978-94-6252-960-1
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200428.040How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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