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Welfare dynamics in India over a quarter-century: Poverty, vulnerability, and mobility, 1987-2012

Hai-Anh Dang () and Peter Lanjouw

No wp-2018-175, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)

Abstract: We analyse the Indian National Sample Survey data spanning the period 1987/88-2011/12 to uncover patterns of transition into and out of different classes of consumption distribution. At the aggregate level, income growth has accelerated, accompanied by accelerating poverty decline. Underlying these trends is a process of mobility, with 40-60 per cent of the population transitioning between consumption classes, and increasing mobility over time. Yet the majority of those who escape poverty remain vulnerable.

Keywords: Intragenerational mobility; Welfare dynamics; Imputation; Synthetic panel; Household survey; Mobility; Poverty alleviation; Income distribution (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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