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How Do the Poor Survive

Nikhilesh Bhattacharya Prafulla Chakraborty Manabendu Chattopadhyay Ashok Rudra There is no doubt that a very large part of the Indian population is so poor as not to be able to procure the minimum nourishment. How then do these people continue to survive?

Changes in Level of Living in Rural West Bengal-Variations Across Socio-Economic Groups

Changes in Level of Living in Rural West Bengal Variations Across Socio-Economic Groups Nikhilesh Bhattacharya Manabendu Chattopadyay Ashok Rudra This is the last in a series of six papers reporting on changes in the level of living in rural West Bengal as reflected in the results of a resurvey of households in villages of Bardhaman, Birbhum and Purulia districts. In this paper the authors report some results obtained on changes in housing conditions and the level of consumption for sample households classified by occupation groups and caste-tribe identities.

Changes in Level of Living in Rural West Bengal-Perceptions of the People

This paper is the fifth of a series reporting the results of a resurvey of villages and households carried out m 1985-86 in three districts of West Bengal-Bardhaman, Birbhum and Purulia-that had been covered in the 27th and 28th rounds of the NSS during 1972-74. The findings reported in the earlier papers covered several aspects of the people's level of living-private consumption, social consumption, housing conditions and stocks of consumer durables. The present paper presents a summary of the people's responses to questions on their own perceptions of changes in different dimensions of their level of living.

Changes in Level of Living in Rural West Bengal-Consumer Durables, Clothing and Footwear

Consumer Durables, Clothing and Footwear Nikhilesh Bhattacharya Manabendu Chattopadhyay Ashok Rudra This is the fourth of a series of papers reporting on changes in the level of living in rural West Bengal as reflected in the results of a resurvey of villages and households in Bardhaman, Birbhum and Purulia districts. It reports on changes in the stocks of consumer durables, clothing and footwear.

Changes in Level of Living in Rural West Bengal Housing Conditions

Housing Conditions Nikhilesh Bhattacharya Manabendu Chattopadhyay Ashok Rudra This, the third of a series of papers reporting on the results of a resurvey of villages and households in Bardhaman, Birbhum and Purulia districts, reports on changes in housing conditions in rural West Bengal between 1972-73 and 1985-86. The first two papers in the series described changes in private and social consumption.

Changes in Level of Living in Rural West Bengal-Social Consumption

In the first of a series of articles comparing the results of a resurvey in 1985-86 of villages and households in three districts of West Bengal which had been covered by the NSS in its 27th and 28th rounds, the authors had reported stagnation in food consumption of households and only a mild improvement in non-food consumption. In this article, the second in the series, the authors study social consumption and find that there has been considerable improvement in the level of social consumption, although the absolute level even after the improvement remains most dismal.

Changes in Level of Living in Rural West Bengal-Private Consumption

A resurvey in 1985-86 of villages and households in three districts of West Bengal which were covered by the National Sample Survey in its 27th and 28th rounds reveals that there was little change in consumption standards for the food component of household consumption and only a mild improvement in the non-food part. Absolute levels of household consumption remained nearly as dismal in 1985-86 as in 1972-73.

Size Distribution of Per Capita Personal Income in India 1955-56, 1960-61 and 1963-64

 Mahfooz Ahmed Nikhilesh Bhattacharya Estimates of the size distribution of personal incomes in India suffer from many errors of observation and estimation. In the circumstances, it has been difficult to achieve a consensus in discussions on the trends in disparities in personal income distribution.
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