This study analyzed nationally representative sample of women (N =10793) to quantify the magnitude and predictors of poverty among indigenous peoples of Nepal. The study estimated the risk of poverty among the major ethnic groups in Nepal. Cross-sectional data from the Nepal Demographic and Health Survey 2006 (NDHS 2006) was used. Step-wise multivariate logistic regressions were conducted. The results show that significant variations exist in the risk of poverty between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples. Tamang were at the highest risk of poverty among the indigenous peoples. Controlling for geography further exacerbated the disparity between indigenous and non-non indigenous peoples. Attentions to the intrinsic development practices are needed to determine if these variations are reflective of the institutions that systematically isolate geographic territories of the indigenous peoples.
Lama, Gyanesh; Marth N. Ozawa; and Palsang Lama. "Geographic Isolation and Poverty among Indigenous Peoples in Nepal." (2010). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/nsc_research/50