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

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Why Worry about Inequality in the Booming Indian Economy?

This paper makes the case that, even in a poor country such as India, decision-makers should aim not only to eradicate poverty but also to reduce economic inequality. After providing an overview of various dimensions of economic inequality in India, it is argued that such inequalities - both among individuals and between identity groups - are a matter of concern even independently of their implications for the extent of poverty. It is discussed as to how government economic policies can be oriented to reduce economic inequality without reducing economic growth.

 

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