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Is Urban Economic Growth Inclusive in India?


  • Tripathi, Sabyasachi


This paper measures the overall inclusive growth of a city by considering changing trends in the key economic variables based on ‘Borda ranking’ and establishes a relationship between city economic growth and overall city inclusive growth. By using data of 52 large cities in India, this paper finds that higher urban economic growth is associated with an increase in urban inequality, a reduction in urban poverty, and a lower level of overall inclusive growth of a city.

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  • Tripathi, Sabyasachi, 2013. "Is Urban Economic Growth Inclusive in India?," MPRA Paper 43617, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:43617

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    1. Tripathi, Sabyasachi, 2015. "Do upcoming “Smart cities” need to provide smart distribution of higher urban economic growth? Evidence from Urban India," MPRA Paper 61527, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Tripathi, Sabyasachi, 2013. "Has urban economic growth in Post-Reform India been pro-poor between 1993-94 and 2009-10?," MPRA Paper 52336, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Tripathi, Sabyasachi, 2013. "An overview of India’s Urbanization, Urban Economic Growth and Urban Equity," MPRA Paper 45537, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Tripathi, Sabyasachi & Rani, Chetana, 2017. "The impact of agricultural activities on urbanization: Evidence and implications for India," MPRA Paper 76213, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    5. Mahey, Kavita & Tripathi, Sabyasachi, 2016. "Urbanization and Economic Growth in Punjab (India): An Empirical Analysis," MPRA Paper 71325, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    6. Srinath Jagannathan & Rajnish Rai, 2017. "Organizational Wrongs, Moral Anger and the Temporality of Crisis," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 141(4), pages 709-730, April.

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    Economic Growth; Poverty; Inequality; Inclusive Growth; Urban India;

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    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes

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