Relationships between Household Consumption and Inequality in the Indian States

McKay, Andrew and Pal, Sarmistha (2004) Relationships between Household Consumption and Inequality in the Indian States. Journal of Development Studies, 40 (5). pp. 65-90. ISSN 00220388

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Abstract

Current evidence on the relationships between growth and inequality is predominantly based on cross-country data sets or panel data sets covering a small number of time periods. But these relationships, being fundamentally dynamic in nature, need to be considered over a much longer time horizon. Available state level results from the National Sample Surveys in India provide such an opportunity. This article uses this unique data set to examine the interrelationships between average consumption and inequality within states, and test for causality. Distributional patterns of growth vary, but there is strong evidence in many instances of a strong negative effect of initial inequality on subsequent growth

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Depositing User: Andy McKay
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 21:21
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2012 08:08
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/30912
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