Tag Search: “Poverty & Inequality”
Caste inequalities within socio-religious groups: Evidence from Uttar Pradesh
The Mandal Commission and Sachar Committee reports, among others, have indicated the existence of caste inequalities within the four major caste groups. However, data on this subject remain limited. U...
- Srinivas Goli Chhavi Tiwari
- 20 April, 2022
On the perils of embedded experiments
There is growing interest in ‘embedded experiments’, conducted by researchers and policymakers as a team. Aside from their potential scale, the main attraction of these experiments is that they seem t...
- Jean Drèze
- 10 March, 2022
Budget 2022-23: Is public investment-led growth strategy desirable and credible?
The 2022-23 Budget has reiterated the government's commitment to boosting economic growth by seeking to increase public investment as a ratio of gross domestic product. In this context, R Nagaraj exam...
- R. Nagaraj
- 11 February, 2022
Budget 2022-23: The elephants and the ostrich
Analysing India’s 2022-23 Union Budget, Neeraj Hatekar contends that MNREGA, the rural job guarantee programme that has not received additional funding vis-à-vis 2021-22 budget estimates, should be le...
- Neeraj Hatekar
- 09 February, 2022
Does non-farm growth in rural areas reduce intergenerational educational mobility?
While the growth of the non-farm sector in a rural economy is known to reduce poverty, it may also exacerbate inequality. Comparing rural India and rural China the study finds that there is lower inte...
- M. Shahe Emran Francisco Ferreira Yajing Jiang Yan Sun
- 04 January, 2021
Citizen-State relations: Countryside and city
To what extent do citizens expect officials to respond to local problems, and how do they make demands on the State to advance their well-being? Based on surveys in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, this ...
- Adam Auerbach Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner
- 24 August, 2020
Covid-19 and debt moratorium conundrum: The case of microfinance
Given the extent of liquidity shock caused by Covid-19, the Reserve Bank of India enabled all lending institutions to provide their borrowers with a repayment moratorium on term loans until 31 Augus...
- Giorgia Barboni Misha Sharma
- 02 July, 2020
The Covid-19 shock: Learnings from the past, addressing the present - III
In the previous part of the series, Dr Pronab Sen provided estimates of the economic damage on account of the ongoing crisis, and the expected trajectory of the economy over the next three years. In t...
- Pronab Sen
- 07 June, 2020
The Covid-19 shock: Learnings from the past, addressing the present - II
In the first part of the series, Dr Pronab Sen discussed the performance of the Indian economy during the last two major economic shocks – Global Financial crisis in 2008, and demonetisation-cum-GST i...
- Pronab Sen
- 06 June, 2020
India’s Covid-19 lockdown: An interim report
In an earlier paper, Debraj Ray and S. Subramanian had argued that in developing countries like India, a perspective of "lives versus lives" may be needed to evaluate the virtues of a stringent lockdo...
- Debraj Ray S. Subramanian
- 26 May, 2020
How microfinance can help entrepreneurs escape the poverty trap
The idea of poverty traps being important for microenterprises is captured in the adage “it takes money to make money”. This article reports on a study following households in India exposed to differe...
- Abhijit Banerjee Emily Breza Esther Duflo Cynthia Kinnan
- 15 May, 2020
We need a Marshall Plan to fight Covid-19
There are still a lot of unknowns in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, but two robust lessons are clear: we need to pull out all stops to strengthen our healthcare capacity and reinforce social...
- Parikshit Ghosh
- 08 April, 2020