Measuring Inequality: An Experience using Indian Data

This paper discusses the effect of a social welfare program me initiated to mitigate absolute poverty using data collected from the southern India state of Tamil Nadu. It utilized one of the modern techniques developed for measuring inequality using coefficients of Lorenz curve derived by on Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) method. The study indicates that Integrated Rural Development program me (IRDP), in the state, has helped not only in mitigating absolute poverty but also in reducing the disparity in income distribution among the beneficiary households.


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Editor(s):
Alemayehu, Geda
Assefa, Admassie
Getachew, Yoseph
Sentayehu, Teferra
Shiferaw, Jammo
Issue Date:
1999-02
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/251809
Published in:
Ethiopian Journal of Economics, Volume 05, Number 1
Page range:
27-38
Total Pages:
100
Series Statement:
ETHIOPIAN JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS
Volume V Number 1; April 1996




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