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

  • Peter Warr


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.


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