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What Do We Know about Poverty in India in 2017/18 ?

Ifeanyi Nzegwu Edochie, Samuel Freije-Rodriguez (), Christoph Lakner, Laura Liliana Moreno Herrera, David Newhouse, Sutirtha Roy and Nishant Yonzan

No 9931, Policy Research Working Paper Series from The World Bank

Abstract: This paper nowcasts poverty in India, one of the countries with the largest population below the international poverty line of $1.90 per person per day. Because the latest official household survey dates back to 2011/12, there is considerable uncertainty about recent poverty trends in the country. Applying a pass-through and survey-to-survey methodology, extreme poverty (at the $1.90 poverty line) for India in 2017 is estimated at 10.4 percent with a confidence interval of [8.1, 11.3]. The urban and rural poverty rates are estimated at 7.2 and 12.0 percent, respectively. Across a wide range of publicly available data sources, the paper finds no evidence of an increase in poverty between 2011/12 and 2017/18.

Keywords: Inequality; Health Care Services Industry; Educational Sciences; Economic Services to the Urban Poor; Urban Partnerships & Poverty; Urban Poverty; Peri-Urban Communities; Labor & Employment Law (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022-02-07
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