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Pro-poorness of Growth in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu

This article presents a comparative analysis of poverty reduction and pro-poorness of growth in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu during the post-reform period. We use the unit-level data of the Consumer Expenditure Surveys of the National Sample Survey Office to estimate the poverty ratio for both rural and urban areas of these states. The first period (1993–94 to 2004–05) recorded a slow poverty reduction, but the second period (2004–05 to 2011–12) witnessed a faster reduction in poverty in rural and urban areas in both the states concerned.

Is Growth Enough for Poverty Reduction?

Both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana registered a slower decline in poverty from 1993–94 to 2004–05 but witnessed a faster poverty decline from 2004–05 to 2011–12. However, Telangana, with lower monthly per capita expenditure growth, achieved faster poverty reduction in the second period than AP due to a high growth elasticity of poverty.
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