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dc.contributor.authorBhalotra, Sonia R.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-17en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-23T11:44:47Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-23T11:44:47Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/52125-
dc.description.abstractA recent literature highlights the uncertainty concerning whether economic growth has any causal protective effect on health and survival. But equal rates of growth often deliver unequal rates of poverty reduction and absolute deprivation is more clearly relevant. Using state-level panel data for India, we contribute the first estimates of the impact of changes in poverty on infant survival. We identify a significant within-state relationship which persists conditional upon state income, indicating the size of survival gains from redistribution in favour of households below the poverty line. The poverty elasticity declines over time after 1981. It is invariant to controlling for income inequality but diminished upon controlling for education, fertility and state health expenditure, and eliminated once we introduce controls for omitted trends.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5363en_US
dc.subject.jelI12en_US
dc.subject.jelJ10en_US
dc.subject.jelO49en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordpovertyen_US
dc.subject.keywordincomeen_US
dc.subject.keywordinequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordinfant mortalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordIndiaen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic reformen_US
dc.subject.keywordstate health expenditureen_US
dc.subject.keywordpanel dataen_US
dc.titlePoverty and survivalen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn670046086en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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