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Poverty in India: Regional Estimates, 1987-8

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  • Dreze, J.
  • Srinivasan, P.V.

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This paper presents estimates of rural and urban poverty and inequality for the 61 constituent "regions" of India's 16 major states in 1987-88, based on National Sample Survey data. The estimates are also used for preliminary investigation of selected issues, including the regional patters of poverty decline since 1972-3, the hypothesis of inter-regional "convergence" in poverty levels, the evolution of intra-regional and inter-regional inequality in consumer expenditure, and the relationship between poverty decline and regional characteristics.

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Paper provided by Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research- in its series Papers with number 129.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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Handle: RePEc:fth:indgan:129

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Keywords: INDIA ; POVERTY;

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  1. Geeta Gandhi Kingdon, 1997. "Does the Labour Market Explain Lower Female Schooling in India?," STICERD - Development Economics Papers - From 2008 this series has been superseded by Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers 01, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE.

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