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Poverty, Undernutrition and Vulnerability in Rural India: Public Works Versus Food Subsidy

Publisher: Chronic Poverty Research Centre

This paper analyses the effects of access to Rural Public Works (RPW) and the Public Distribution System (PDS), a public food subsidy programme, on consumption poverty, vulnerability and undernutrition in India drawing, on the large household datasets constructed with National Sample Survey (NSS) data, 50th round in 1993-1994 and 61st round in 2004- 2005. The treatment effects model and propensity score matching (PSM) model are used to take account of the sample selection bias in evaluating the effects of RPW or PDS on poverty.

Author(s): Raghbendra Jha, Katsushi S. Imai, Raghav Gaiha | Views(463)

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