ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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NCAER's Market Information Survey of Households

As shown in recent work, data from the NCAER's Market Information Survey of Households (MISH) can be useful in deriving alternative poverty measures. This paper assesses the scope for further demographic analysis using the survey, by updating for the year 1998-99 earlier poverty estimates based on its data. It discusses the survey's methodological properties and validates its sampling reliability by comparison with the NCAER's earlier Micro Impact of Macroeconomic and Adjustment Policies survey of income and consumption conducted in 1994-95, and the National Accounts Statistics (NAS). The paper concludes by highlighting trends brought out by the above MISH estimates, including large changes in household income distribution.

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