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Inequality trends and dynamics in India: The bird's-eye and the granular perspectives

Hai-Anh Dang () and Peter Lanjouw

No wp-2018-189, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)

Abstract: India today is achieving per capita growth rates that are historically unprecedented. Poverty reduction has also accelerated. There is concern, however, that this growth is being accompanied by rising inequality. We report on a research project that examines inequality trends and dynamics at the all-India level over three decades up to 2011/12 and contrasts these with evidence at the level of the village, or the urban block. We further unpack inequality to explore dynamics in terms of the movement of people within the income distribution over time.

Keywords: Inequality; Decomposition; Welfare dynamics; Intragenerational mobility; Intergenerational Mobility (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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