ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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On Life and Death Questions

Pranab K Bardhan Most of the recent discussion on the assessment of poverty and levels of living in India is based on evidence provided by household consumption data. It is usually made with reference to either some minimum nutritional norms for food consumption or some general 'poverty line' defined in terms of a bare minimum level of private consumer expenditure.

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