Socio-economic Variations, Consumption Poverty and Health-Generated Inequalities in Sample Population

  • Moneer Alam
Part of the India Studies in Business and Economics book series (ISBE)


The preceding chapter has highlighted a few socio-demographic attributes of the sample households drawn from selected districts or subdistricts (also known as tehsils) in UP, Rajasthan and Delhi. It was noticed from the analysis of these attributes that the capital city of Delhi has certain advantages over the rest, although there appear to be some notable differences between its slum and non-slum households. The two, for example, differed largely in terms of sex distributions. To be more specific, of all the locations and districts covered in the study, a higher fraction of female population may only be noticed in the slum households in Delhi. In addition, the share of their youth population in the 15–24 age groups is also relatively higher, indicating certain differentials in their fertility behaviour with the re


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  • Moneer Alam
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  1. 1.Institute of Economic GrowthDelhi UniversityDelhiIndia

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