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India's 'Poverty of Numbers'

The number of "poor" derived by applying price adjustment to an old consumption basket, which is largely what official poverty measures have done, are very different from estimates based on actual consumption baskets that have changed over time. For instance, the share of cereals in household expenditure halved between 1993-94 and 2011-12 in rural areas. In the light of this, we ask if all expenditure would be on food, what percentage of the population would be unable to meet the prescribed calorie requirement? Adding a "minimum" level of expenditure on clothing-bedding-footwear, fuel and light, and conveyance to the "derived" sum of food expenditure provides a second counterfactual. Similarly, the cumulative addition of expenditure on other consumer goods and services provides further counterfactual scenarios.

Does Garibi Hatao Work

Intervention and Poverty by V M Gumaste, R M Honavar, Kala Rangachari and K Seetharam; Institute for Financial Management and Research, Madras, THIS book analyses the anti-poverty programmes of the government and their impact on the incomes of the rural poor. There are two major anti-poverty programmes, namely, the Integrated Rural Development Programme (IRDP) and the Wage Employment Programme. The book under review concentrates on the IRDP but does drscuss the National Rural Employment Programme (NREP) also.

Female Participation Rates in Rural India

Female Participation Rates in Rural India Rohini Nayyar While the data on female participation rates in urban India are more reliable, one cannot ingore the issue of women's work and employment in rural India. This paper discusses some of the issues related to female participation rates in rural India.

Wages of Agricultural Labourers in Uttar Pradesh-A Note

in Uttar Pradesh A Note Rohini Nayyar It has been argued that between 1936-57 and 1970-71 real a ages of agricultural workers rose in all states, with the exception of West Bengal. This rise has been attributed to the impact of the so- called Green Revolution.
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