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A Method of Estimating Income Distributions

N Sreenivasa Iyengar Lila Ram Jain A number of attempts have been made in India to construct size distributions of personal income so as to measure the degree of and changes in inequality of income distribution. These attempts have met with varying degrees of success.

Welfare Implications of Growth and Inequality

Welfare Implications of Growth and Inequality N Sreenivasa Iyengar Although welfare is not measurable, and we need not try to measure it, the instruments of policy to increase aggregate welfare are exactly those which also improve the existing average standard of living and at the same time reduce the existing disparities in levels of living.

On Comparing Levels of Living in Different Regions

has been drawn up keeping in mind the specific needs of the New Bombay project, for which the City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra (CIDCO) is the agency responsible for planning and development, it is hoped that scholars and investigators concerned with other areas will communicate with CIDCO if they feel that the scope of the present investigations could be modified or enlarged so as to make the results relevant and useful for areas other than New Bombay, or if they are aware of work being done elsewhere which is pertinent to the present programme. While CIDCO is pre pared to co-ordinate the research programme, and provide some financial support wherever necessary, it is expected that the actual investigative work will be carried out by other agencies and consultants outside CIDCO, and it is they who will take responsibility and credit for the work that they are doing.

Effects of Growth and Redistribution of Income on Consumer Demand

Effects of Growth and Redistribution of Income on Consumer Demand N Sreenivasa Iyengar What are the effects of redistribution of income and of growth in incomes of households on their consumption expenditure on essential goods and services? This article attempts to outline a method of estimating these effects. It shows, with the use of a simple model, that a reduction in the inequality of incomes will lead to an increase in the consumption of essential commodities, even when there is no rise in per capita income.

Theory of Additive Preferences-Statistical Implications for Consumption Projections

In recent years a number of empirical studies on household consumer behaviour, based on National Sample Survey (NSS) data, have appeared. In their notable contributions published in this journal Bhatta- charya (1966), Joseph (1966, 1968) have examined the feasibility of adopting the linear expenditure model of Stone (1954, 1964) for India. In the present study the authors consider a system of non-linear Engel curves as an alternative hypothesis of consumer behaviour.
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