Poverty Estimates in India: Old and New Methods, 2004-05

Published By: IGIDR on eSS | Published Date: August, 17 , 2011

This paper provides estimates of poverty and inequality across states as also for different sub-groups of population for 2004-05 by using the old and new methods of the Planning Commission. The new method is critically evaluated with the help of some existing literature and its limitations discussed with regard to doing away with calorie norm, use of median expenditure as a norm for education when the distribution is positively skewed, difficulty in reproducing results for earlier rounds acting as a constraint on comparisons, and using urban poverty ration of the old method as a starting point to decide a consumption basket. [WP-2011-015]. URL:[http://www.igidr.ac.in/pdf/publication/WP-2011-015.pdf].

Author(s): Durgesh C Pathak, Srijit Mishra | Posted on: Aug 17, 2011 | Views(634) | Download (52)

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