Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/211227
Authors: 
Dang, Hai-Anh H.
Lanjouw, Peter
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper No. 2018/189
Abstract: 
India today is achieving per capita growth rates that are historically unprecedented. Poverty reduction has also accelerated. There is concern, however, that this growth is being accompanied by rising inequality. We report on a research project that examines inequality trends and dynamics at the all-India level over three decades up to 2011/12 and contrasts these with evidence at the level of the village, or the urban block. We further unpack inequality to explore dynamics in terms of the movement of people within the income distribution over time. The assessment of mobility is informed both by evidence at the very local level and by aggregate, national-level, trends. Close attention is paid to the circumstances and fortunes of specific population groups. Finally, the study attempts to encapsulate these horizontal inequalities into a measure of inequality of opportunity as captured by inter-generational mobility in education outcomes.
Subjects: 
inequality
decomposition
welfare dynamics
intra- and inter-generational mobility
India
JEL: 
D31
I31
O15
R13
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-631-9
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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