Perspectives on Poverty in India: Stylized Facts from Survey Data

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The book examines India's experience with poverty reduction in a period of rapid economic growth. Marshalling evidence from multiple sources of survey data and drawing on new methods, the book asks how India's structural transformation - from rural to urban, and from agriculture to nonfarm sectors - is impacting poverty. Our analysis suggests that since the early 1990s, urban growth has emerged as a much more important driver of poverty reduction than in the past. We focus in particular on the role of small and medium size ...

Perspectives on Poverty in India: Stylized Facts from Survey Data 2011, World Bank Publications, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9780821386897

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