Relative and Marginal Effects of Fish Production on Family Income Inequality in Tripura: Decomposition of Gini by Income Sources

The extent of income inequality, contribution of alternative income sources to inequality as well as their relative and marginal effects with special reference to fish production in the West Tripura district of Tripura state have been examined for the year 2003-04. The data have been collected from 60 fish-farming households in three selected blocks by multi-stage random sampling method. The Gini has been decomposed by income sources using the approach of Lerman and Yitzhaki, which views each source’s contribution to inequality as the product of its own inequality, its share of total income, and its correlation with the rank of cumulative total income. The study has indicated that to make the family income distribution more equitable among the fish-farming households, the fish production has a pivot role to play.

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Agricultural Economics Research Review, 19, 2
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