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Measuring the Impact of Growth and Income Distribution on Poverty in India
Journal of Income Distribution (2007)
  • Shatakshee Dhongde, Rochester Institute of Technology
Abstract
Since the economic reforms of the early 1990s, the Indian economy witnessed a rapid rise in the mean income level, and, simultaneously, changes in the distribution of income. This paper tries to capture how these changes affected poverty levels across major states in India. Total change in poverty is decomposed into the change due to a rise in the mean income level and the change due to changes in the distribution of income. It is observed that, in India, rapid growth led to a significant decline in poverty though changes in the distribution of income adversely affected the poor.
Keywords
  • growth,
  • income distribution,
  • poverty,
  • decomposition,
  • India
Disciplines
Publication Date
2007
Citation Information
Shatakshee Dhongde. "Measuring the Impact of Growth and Income Distribution on Poverty in India" Journal of Income Distribution Vol. 16 Iss. 2 (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/shatakshee_dhongde/3/