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Inclusive Growth - What is so exclusive about it?

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  • M.H. Suryanarayana

    (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research)

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In the wake of the economic reform programme undertaken since 1991, distributional issues have received considerable attention and policy concern. In pursuit of such concerns, the government has worked out an approach to the Eleventh Five Year Plan, which lays emphasis on, though without defining, a strategy of inclusive growth. In fact, this form of pursuit of inclusive growth has become virtually a universal concern with even the UNDP harping on it without knowing answers for what it calls a million dollar question- what inclusive growth is and how to achieve it? This paper proposes to define inclusion/exclusion for an outcome scenario on broad based growth from three different perspectives, viz., production, income, and consumption distribution. It also provides some illustrations based on the National Accounts Statistics and the National Sample Survey consumer expenditure distributions for the year 2004-05.

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Paper provided by East Asian Bureau of Economic Research in its series Macroeconomics Working Papers with number 22380.

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Handle: RePEc:eab:macroe:22380

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Keywords: Consumer expenditure; distribution; economic reform; Eleventh Five Year Plan;

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  1. Giovanni Andrea Cornia & Frances Stewart, 1993. "Two Errors of Targeting," Innocenti Occasional Papers, Economic Policy Series iopeps93/54, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre.
  2. M. H. Suryanarayana & Dimitri Silva, 2007. "Is Targeting the Poor a Penalty on the Food Insecure? Poverty and Food Insecurity in India," Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 8(1), pages 89-107.
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  1. Baruah, Joydeep, 2012. "Inclusive Growth under India's Neo-liberal Regime: Towards an Exposition," MPRA Paper 47248, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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