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Is India’s Economic Growth Leaving the Poor Behind?

Is India’s Economic Growth Leaving the Poor Behind? There has been muchi debate about how muchl India's growth would have genierated a rate of poverty redtiction poor havc shared in the econonic growth unleashed by that was double India's historical trend rate. States with economic reforms in the 1990s. Datt and Ravallion argue relatively low levels of initial rural development and that India has probablx mainitained its 1 980s rate of humani capital development were not well-sulted to poverty reduction in the 1990s. However, there is reduce povertv in response to economic growth. considerable diversity in performance across states. This The study's results are consistent with the view that holds some important clues for understanding wlhy achieving higher aggregate economic growth is only one economic growtlh has not done more for India's poor. clement of an effective strategy for poverty reduction in India's economic growth in the 1990s hias not been India. The sectoral and geographic composition of occurrinig in the states where it would have the miost growth is also important, as is the need to redress impact on poverty nationially. If not for the sectoral and existing inequalities in human resource developmeint and geographic imbalanice of growth, the nationlal rate of between rural and urban http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Policy Research Working Papers Unpaywall

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Abstract

There has been muchi debate about how muchl India's growth would have genierated a rate of poverty redtiction poor havc shared in the econonic growth unleashed by that was double India's historical trend rate. States with economic reforms in the 1990s. Datt and Ravallion argue relatively low levels of initial rural development and that India has probablx mainitained its 1 980s rate of humani capital development were not well-sulted to poverty reduction in the 1990s. However, there is reduce povertv in response to economic growth. considerable diversity in performance across states. This The study's results are consistent with the view that holds some important clues for understanding wlhy achieving higher aggregate economic growth is only one economic growtlh has not done more for India's poor. clement of an effective strategy for poverty reduction in India's economic growth in the 1990s hias not been India. The sectoral and geographic composition of occurrinig in the states where it would have the miost growth is also important, as is the need to redress impact on poverty nationially. If not for the sectoral and existing inequalities in human resource developmeint and geographic imbalanice of growth, the nationlal rate of between rural and urban

Published: May 15, 2002

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