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

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On the Validity of NSS Consumption Data

A Vaidyanathan Considering their importance for the on-going debates on various aspects of growth and distribution, it seems worthwhile to review systematically the various possible sources of 'bias' and 'error' in the NSS data on consumption expenditure and its distribution by classes and examine, with such evidence as is available, whether and in what manner they in fact affect the reliability of NSS estimates. This is what the present paper seeks to do.

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