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  • Anne O. Krueger
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    The purpose of this paper is to provide evidence, and argue, that stunning as India’s success is, the potential – and need – is for still more reform and more rapid growth. 8 percent is a good rate of growth, but many are destined needlessly to be left behind for years to come if current trends persist: if growth in output and employment of unskilled-laborintensive manufacturing industries remains on its current trajectory, India is at risk of bifurcating the economy, with those benefiting from growth and those left out.

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    Keywords: India; potential; economy; growth; rate; labor intensive; manufacturing industries; industry; reform;

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    1. Datt, Gaurav & Ravallion, Martin, 2002. "Is India's economic growth leaving the poor behind?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2846, The World Bank.
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