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Poverty alleviation and economic reforms in India

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Poverty alleviation and economic reforms in India

Siggel, Eckhard (2010) Poverty alleviation and economic reforms in India. Progress in Development Studies, 10 (3). pp. 247-259. ISSN 1464-9934

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Abstract

The paper first surveys the debate about poverty measurement and recent poverty alleviation in India by focusing on the main contributions. The question of whether the economic reforms of the 1990s have accelerated or delayed poverty reduction, or possibly contributed to increased poverty, is addressed by using the state-level computations of the Human Development Index. It is shown that the HDI of the leading and lagging states converge and that the convergence is accelerating in the 1990s. A functional relationship between the poverty index and the HDI is established and used to project the debated end-of-1990s poverty head count. The result confirms a slow-down in poverty reduction in the post-reform period.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Economics
Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Siggel, Eckhard
Journal or Publication:Progress in Development Studies
Date:2010
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):10.1177/146499340901000304
ID Code:978267
Deposited By: DAVID MACAULAY
Deposited On:11 Feb 2014 14:33
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:46
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