Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/63343
Authors: 
Subramanian, S.
Jayaraj, D.
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
Research Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2006/116
Abstract: 
This paper reviews the principal source of India’s wealth distribution statistics, which is constituted by the five decennial Reserve Bank of India National Sample Survey Organization Surveys on Debt and Investment of 1961-62, 1971-72, 1981-82, 1991-92, and 2002-03. The data available are described, critically appraised, and analyzed to present some salient findings in terms of the levels of debt, the levels of asset-holdings across the states of the Indian Union and over time, wealth composition, and aspects of vertical and horizontal inequality in the distribution of wealth. The centrality of land and real estate in the wealth status of India is underlined, and some broad aspects of redistributive anti-poverty policy are spelt out. – assets ; liabilities ; vertical inequality ; horizontal inequality ; land ; real estate
JEL: 
D31
ISBN: 
9291909009
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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