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Accounting for the effect of health on cross-state income inequality in India

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  • Sperling, Lena Lindbjerg
  • Kjøller-Hansen, Anders Oskar

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We perform development accounting in accordance with Weil (2005, 2007) in a cross-state analysis of India. Results of similar magnitude are found, demonstrating that health can account for 1% to 18% of income differences depending on the health measure.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 115 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 252-255

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:115:y:2012:i:2:p:252-255

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Keywords: Development economics; Poverty; Health; Inequality; India;

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  1. Abhimanyu Dadu & Namrata Gulati, 2014. "Inequality, neighborhoods and variation in prices," Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai Working Papers 2014-001, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India.

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