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Type Journal Article - Economic and Political Weekly
Title Estimates of poverty for SC, ST and female-headed households
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2000
Page numbers 2748-2754
URL http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/4409561?uid=3739392&uid=2&uid=3737720&uid=4&sid=21101756948873
This paper computes poverty rates for scheduled caste, scheduled tribe and female-headed households. It also highlights the necessity of making adjustments for household size and composition while making welfare comparisons. These adjustments indicate a much greater degree of impoverishment among SC and ST communities than is indicated by the more conventional head count ratios based on the official poverty line. Higher poverty among female-headed households becomes apparent only when demographically-adjusted measures are used.

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Meenakshi, J.V., Ranjan Ray, and Souvik Gupta. "Estimates of poverty for SC, ST and female-headed households." Economic and Political Weekly (2000).
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