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

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An Investigation into the Inter-District Disparity in West Bengal, 1991-2005

This paper calculates inter-district inequality among West Bengal's 17 districts and then highlights the disparity in physical and social infrastructure among them. The latter traces the ranking of districts over time. Though this does not conclusively prove what the main determining factors for the movement of inequality are, a rank correlation analysis of per capita incomes with their physical and social infrastructure ranks gives sufficient hints about the causal relations between the two.

Ajitava Raychaudhuri, Sushil Kr Haldar

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