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Impact of Household Size, Family Composition and Socio Economic Characteristics on Poverty in Rural India

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  • J.V. Meenakshi

    (Delhi School of Economics)

  • Ranjan Ray

    (University of Tasmania)

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This paper utilises micro data on consumption, family composition and land ownership of nearly 70,000 rural Indian households to analyse poverty. The study combines household level information with State level welfare indicators to examine the impact of household size and composition, caste, sex of head, land ownership and other socio economic characteristics on a household's poverty status. The introduction of consumption economies of household size and of adult/child consumption relativities affect the poverty estimates but not the State poverty rankings. Female headed households, scheduled castes/tribes, and households residing in economically backward and/or expensive States are more vulnerable to poverty than others. The logit regression results point to the positive role that the State governments can play in reducing rural poverty.

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Paper provided by Centre for Development Economics, Delhi School of Economics in its series Working papers with number 68.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: Jul 1999
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Handle: RePEc:cde:cdewps:68

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Keywords: Economies of Household Size; Adult Equivalence Scales; Head Count Poverty Rate; Land Deprivation; Female Headed Households; Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes;

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Cited by:
  1. Ranjan Ray, 2000. "Poverty and expenditure pattern of households in Pakistan and South Africa: a comparative study," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 12(2), pages 241-256.
  2. D. Coondoo & A. Majumder & R. Ray, 2001. "On a Method of Calculating Regional Price Differentials with Illustrative Evidence from India," ASARC Working Papers 2001-06, The Australian National University, Australia South Asia Research Centre.
  3. Ashok Parikh & Kunal Sen, 2006. "Probit with heteroscedasticity: an application to Indian poverty analysis," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 13(11), pages 699-707.

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