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Counting the Poor: Measurement and Other Issues

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  • C. Rangarajan
  • S.Mahendra Dev


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    This paper first presents approach of Expert Group (Rangarajan). The clarifications are given under the following heads: (1) what is new in the approach for poverty line; (2) Use of calories; (3) Multi-dimensional poverty; (4) High urban poverty in many states; (5) NAS-NSS consumption differences; (6) poverty measure in other countries; (7) public expenditure and poverty; (8) poverty ratio under eligibility under programmes. As the most of the researchers commented on multi-dimensional poverty, this note elaborates on the reasons for not undertaking this measure in the report.

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    Date of creation: Dec 2014
    Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:6330
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