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Poverty Among Social and Economic Groups In India in the Nineteen Nineties

Publisher: Centre for Development Economics

This paper examines the levels and changes in poverty indicators of the rural and urban population in India disaggregated by social and economic groups. The paper also presents poverty indicators adjusted for between (economic and social) group disparity and discusses the implications of the empirical results for the design of a strategy for poverty reduction. In terms of changes in poverty in the 1990s, it is found that while the scheduled caste and the agricultural labour (rural) and the casual labour (urban) households experienced declines in poverty on par with the total population, the scheduled tribe households fared badly in both the segments.

Author(s): Krishnamurthy Sundaram, Suresh Tendulkar | Views(550) | Download (183)

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