IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this article

Inclusive growth for the marginalized: inclusion vs. pseudo-inclusion

Listed author(s):
  • M. Suryanarayana


Realizing inclusive growth for the marginalized social sections is a major objective guiding current policy formulations in India and similar developing countries. India has sought to achieve this goal by redistributive measures like Food Security Act and the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act. Such a policy strategy based on redistribution alone may not be sustainable in the long run. Hence, this study distinguishes between ‘Sustainable Inclusive Growth’ (Inclusion) and ‘Non-sustainable Inclusive Growth’ (Pseudo-Inclusion). It defines corresponding measures of ‘Inclusion’ and ‘pseudo-Inclusion’ by articulating four dimensions of an inclusive growth process. The empirical illustrations based on the National Sample Survey data on household consumption distribution for the post-economic-reform (post-1991) period in India show that the government has not been able to realize comprehensive inclusion with reference to the four dimensions emphasized in the concept proposed. Copyright Institute for Social and Economic Change 2015

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

File URL:
Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.

Article provided by Springer & Institute for Social and Economic Change in its journal Journal of Social and Economic Development.

Volume (Year): 17 (2015)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
Pages: 1-13

in new window

Handle: RePEc:spr:jsecdv:v:17:y:2015:i:1:p:1-13
DOI: 10.1007/s40847-015-0005-4
Contact details of provider: Web page:

Web page:

Order Information: Web:

References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:

in new window

  1. M.H. Suryanarayana, 2008. "Inclusive Growth - What is so exclusive about it?," Macroeconomics Working Papers 22380, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
  2. Rafael Ranieri & Raquel Almeida Ramos, 2013. "After All, What is Inclusive Growth?," One Pager 188, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
  3. Rafael Ranieri & Raquel Almeida Ramos, 2013. "Inclusive Growth: Building up a Concept," Working Papers 104, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:spr:jsecdv:v:17:y:2015:i:1:p:1-13. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Sonal Shukla)

or (Rebekah McClure)

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.