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Declining Incidence of Poverty in the 1980s-Evidence versus Artefacts

Declining Incidence of Poverty in the 1980s Evidence versus Artefacts B S Minhas L R Jain S D Tendulkar By constructing appropriate cost of living indices, which allow for the observed variations in consumption patterns and prices across states, the state-specific rural and urban poverty norms as well as the corresponding estimates of the incidence of poverty in 20 states and all-India in 1987-88 are presented, A set of criteria for ranking of states according to poverty alleviation performance is suggested. However, the reported numerical exercise in ranking is taken to reflect only a descriptive monitoring of the observed performance of different states between 1970-71 and 1987-88, without any pretensions to the analysis of the underlying causes of inter-state differences in performance on the poverty front.

Dimensions of Rural Poverty An Inter-Regional Profile

Inter-Regional Profile L R Jain K Sundaram S D Tendulkar This study considers six inter-related dimensions of poverty and seeks to fa) provide region-level estimates for all the six variables; (b) measure and analyse inter-regional disparities in the indicators of poverty; (c) examine the spatial distribution of regions by reference to the quartile-wise ranking along each of the dimensions of poverty; (d) identify spatial patterns of contiguity by mapping; and (e) analyse the inter-relations among the chosen indicators by means of bivariate quartile-wise cross-tabulation.

Policy on Administered Prices and Deficit Financing

This paper argues that the suggestion that the indirect effects of changes in administered prices on inflation would be offset by the deflationary impact of additional revenue is seriously misleading. The authors also refute the contention that the budget deficit route is more harmful than the once-for-all adjustment in raising administered prices. Finally, the compelling need for taking co-ordinated decisions relating to capacity utilisation, new investment and cost-based pricing across the set of interdependent public sector industries/enterprises is highlighted.

Poverty Reduction and Redistribution in Sixth Plan-Population Factor and Rural-Urban Equity

Poverty Reduction and Redistribution in Sixth Plan Population Factor and Rural-Urban Equity K Sundaram S D Tendulkar The Sixth Five-Year Plan aims to reduce the proportion of population below the 'poverty line' to 30 per cent by its terminal year, by means of growth and redistribution of aggregate consumer ex- penditure. The far higher than expected rate of increase in population, revealed in the results of the 1981 Census, however, would have an impart on this original aim.
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