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Growth, Inequality, Poverty and Urbanization
The focus in this paper is on growth, inequality and poverty, particularly in relation to urbanization. The analysis is pursued at three levels of disaggregation: states, districts and the million-plu...
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by Arup Mitra | On 01 Aug 2017
Emerging Poverty Scenario: Alternative Development Paradigm for Poverty Elimination
This paper argues that at the present juncture in India’s development the window of poverty elimination provides the appropriate perspective to search for an alternative development paradigm. The alte...
Category : Poverty and Inequality
by V.M. Rao | On 13 Mar 2008
Effect of Structural and Conditional Rigidities on Moving a Beneficiary from Passive to Active State: An Empirical Investigation in a Poverty Reduction Programme in Rural India
Most studies on poverty alleviation and reduction programmes emphasize structural bottlenecks, asymmetric information, and rent seeking behaviour. This paper provides an analytical characterization of...
Category : Poverty and Inequality
by Arindam Banik | On 19 Jun 2007
Approximate Poverty
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 conce...
Category : Poverty and Inequality
by David Williams | On 30 Jan 2007
Three Conundrums in Measuring Poverty with a Changing Population
This note considers income distribution at two points in time where the population has also changed in some way, constructing three scenarios—population growth, population decline, and a constant popu...
Category : Poverty and Inequality
by Ravi Kanbur | On 04 Dec 2006
Poverty, Relative to the Ability to Eradicate It: An Index of Poverty Reduction Failure
In this note we approach the question of relative poverty from a different angle. Fixing the poverty line, we ask: What is the extent of poverty relative to the resources available in the society to e...
Category : Poverty and Inequality
by Ravi Kanbur | On 01 Dec 2006
Premature Mortality and Poverty Measurement
There is a glaring paradox in all commonly used measures of poverty. The death of a poor person, because of poverty, reduces poverty according to these measures. This surely violates our basic intui...
Category : Poverty and Inequality
by Ravi Kanbur | On 27 Nov 2006
Poverty Knowledge and Poverty Action: Evidence from Three States in India
Even as some households are coming out of poverty, other households are concurrently falling into poverty. Poverty creation and poverty destruction are proceeding alongside. A bottom-up methodology...
Category : Poverty and Inequality
by Anirudh Krishna | On 08 Dec 2005
Spatial Inequality and Development: Overview of UNU-WIDER Project
Spatial inequality is a dimension of overall inequality, but it has added significance when spatial and regional divisions align with political and ethnic tensions to undermine social and political st...
Category : Poverty and Inequality
by Ravi Kanbur | On 01 Sep 2005
Minimum Wages And Poverty
Textbook analysis tells us that in a competitive labor market, the introduction of a minimum wage above the competitive equilibrium wage will cause unemployment. This paper makes two contributions to...
Category : Poverty and Inequality
by Gary Fields | On 13 Apr 2007
A Framework For Scaling Up Poverty Reduction, With Illustration From South Asia
This paper develops a framework for thinking about the policy challenge of scaling up small scale interventions, governmental and non-governmental, that address poverty reduction successfully. The fra...
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by S. Devarajan | On 05 Mar 2007
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