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How Important to India's Poor Is the Sectoral Composition of Economic Growth?

How Important to India's Poor Is the Sectoral Composition of Economic Growth? AbstractUsing a new series of consistent, consumption-based poverty measures spanning forty years, we assess how much India's poor shared in the country's economic growth, taking into account its urban-rural and output composition. Rural consumption growth reduced poverty in both rural and urban areas. Urban growth brought some benefits to the urban poor, but had no impact on rural poverty. And rural-to-urban population shifts had no significant impact on poverty. Decomposing growth by output sectors, we found that output growth in the primary and tertiary sectors reduced poverty in both urban and rural areas but that secondary sector growth did not reduce poverty in either. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The World Bank Economic Review Oxford University Press

How Important to India's Poor Is the Sectoral Composition of Economic Growth?

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Publisher
Oxford University Press
Copyright
© 1996 The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / THE WORLD BANK
ISSN
0258-6770
eISSN
1564-698X
DOI
10.1093/wber/10.1.1
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Abstract

AbstractUsing a new series of consistent, consumption-based poverty measures spanning forty years, we assess how much India's poor shared in the country's economic growth, taking into account its urban-rural and output composition. Rural consumption growth reduced poverty in both rural and urban areas. Urban growth brought some benefits to the urban poor, but had no impact on rural poverty. And rural-to-urban population shifts had no significant impact on poverty. Decomposing growth by output sectors, we found that output growth in the primary and tertiary sectors reduced poverty in both urban and rural areas but that secondary sector growth did not reduce poverty in either.

Journal

The World Bank Economic ReviewOxford University Press

Published: Jan 1, 1996

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