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Convergence of Standards of Living Across Indian States

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  • Kshamanidhi Adabar

    (Institute for social and Economic Change)

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    Given the limitations using per capita income in evaluating social well being, this study measures standard of living by real per capita consumption and re-examines whether the standards of living across Indian States are converging or not. b -convergence is found for rural sectors of the states during the pre-liberalisation era. Similar result is obtained by combining the rural and urban areas of the states. In contrast, reform period shows opposite results. Furthermore, s -convergence shows that consumption inequality has increased over time.

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    Paper provided by Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore in its series Working Papers with number 153.

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    Length: 24 pages
    Date of creation: 2004
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    Handle: RePEc:sch:wpaper:153

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    Keywords: Standards of Living; Household Consumption;

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