Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/211219
Authors: 
Rongen, Gerton
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper No. 2018/181
Abstract: 
This paper applies a novel inequality estimation method to household consumption expenditure in Mumbai, India. Since the richest households may be missing in survey data, this reestimated inequality figure takes them into account by combining survey data with house price data. However, application of this method does not indicate that the survey-based Gini coefficient of 0.447 underestimates consumption inequality in Mumbai; none of the ten investigated scenarios yields a higher estimate. Further analyses are necessary to assess the robustness of estimates and the usefulness of applying this method to the whole of urban India.
Subjects: 
house prices
India
inequality
top incomes
JEL: 
C81
D31
O15
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-623-4
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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