Has Poverty Declined since Economic Reforms? Statistical Data Analysis
Recent estimates of absolute poverty in rural and urban India, covering the period up to 1997, are presented. The estimates present a mixed picture of a moderate decline in urban poverty rates, but relatively unchanging levels of rural poverty during the 1990s, which seems largely attributable to differential growth in average living standards in the two sectors. However, the unresolved and increasing discrepancy between the national accounts and survey-based estimates of consumption growth raises doubts about how egalitarian the growth process has been over this decade.
|Date of creation:||1999|
|Date of revision:|
|Publication status:||published in Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 34, No. 50 (Dec. 11-17), pp. 3516-3518|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Department of Economics, Monash University, Victoria 3800, Australia|
Web page: http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/eco/
More information through EDIRC
|Order Information:|| Web: http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/eco/research/papers/ Email: |
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:mos:moswps:archive-31. 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: (Simon Angus)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.