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Type Journal Article - Review of Income and Wealth
Title Household consumer expenditure inequalities in India: a decomposition analysis
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Volume 38
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 1992
Page numbers 225-236
URL http://www.roiw.org/1992/225.pdf
Abstract
The objectives of this study are to decompose household consumer expenditure inequalities in India by regions (states) and sectors (urban-rural) for the years 1977-78 and 1983 based on the National Sample Survey data. A class of Generalised Entropy measures is used. Our results consistently indicate that the inequality within states contributes much more towards national inequality and within-sector inequality explains a large part of state level inequality. The inequality at state levels has shown a decline from 1977-78 to 1983 due to a better monsoon season in 1983, and anti-poverty programmes.

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