Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/110100
Authors: 
Barrientos Quiroga, Paola Andrea
Blunch, Niels-Hugo
Datta Gupta, Nabanita
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8929
Abstract: 
This paper explores the dynamics of income and poverty of rural Indian households, 1994-2005. The estimation strategy consists of convergence analysis to test whether poor households are catching-up in terms of income, followed by transition analysis to test whether poor households are more likely to exit poverty than to remain poor. The identification strategy explicitly addresses issues pertaining to the potential endogeneity and measurement error of initial income and poverty. We find evidence of income convergence and a higher probability of exiting poverty than of remaining poor. The key variables driving these results are education, occupation and asset ownership.
Subjects: 
income convergence
poverty transition
endogeneity
measurement error
IHDS & HDPI data
JEL: 
O12
O47
O53
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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