Approximate Poverty

Published By: eSS, Mumbai, India | Published Date: January, 30 , 2007

The changed survey methodology of the 55th round (and the consequent furore that has ensued) has demonstrated that there is indeed uncertainty surrounding estimates of poverty. The uncertainties concern the analysis of the NSS data, the poverty line benchmarks and the data themselves. This commentary discusses some of these issues and suggests that the intrinsic uncertainty surrounding who is, or not, poor is worth further evaluating.

Author(s): David Williams | Posted on: Jan 30, 2007 | Views(3678) | Download (1164)

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