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Poverty, Inequality and Economic Growth: India, 1957 to 1997

  • Peter Warr

Abstract

What causes poverty and what drives changes in it? These are among the most important questions in economics and an enormous effort has been directed at answering them. A high proportion of the resulting literature has focused on India. One reason for this concentration on a particular country is the obvious fact that the absolute number of poor people in India is so large that an understanding of poverty in India is necessarily a large component of an understanding of poverty at a global level. A second reason is that, by the standards of developing countries, India has abundant data, seemingly suitable for the study of poverty, and extending over a long period.

Keywords

Millennium Development Goal Poverty Reduction Income Poverty Industrial Growth National Sample Survey 
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