Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/211213
Authors: 
Dang, Hai-Anh H.
Lanjouw, Peter
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper No. 2018/175
Abstract: 
We analyse the Indian National Sample Survey data spanning the period 1987/88-2011/12 to uncover patterns of transition into and out of different classes of consumption distribution. At the aggregate level, income growth has accelerated, accompanied by accelerating poverty decline. Underlying these trends is a process of mobility, with 40-60 per cent of the population transitioning between consumption classes, and increasing mobility over time. Yet the majority of those who escape poverty remain vulnerable. Most of those who are poor were also poor in the preceding period, and are thus likely to be chronically poor. The characteristics of upwardly mobile households contrast with those of the poor; these households are also far less likely to experience downward mobility. While mobility patterns are heterogenous across states, within-state trends are qualitatively similar to national trends.
Subjects: 
intragenerational mobility
welfare dynamics
imputation
synthetic panel
India
National Sample Survey
JEL: 
C15
I32
O15
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-617-3
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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